KHOTANG, April 23: Ramnidhi Acharya, a farmer of Yamkha in Diprung Chuichumma Rural Municipality, is making handsome money by producing saplings of different fruits and spices in his nursery. Staying within the country, he has set an example for other locals who keep saying that there is no opportunity in village.
KATHMANDU, March 26: One more species of reptile has been newly discovered in Nepal. Common Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius), a ground-dwelling lizard, which was first found along the Kamdi biodiversity route in Banke district in course of the study about biodiversity has been named ’Baghe Mausuli’ in Nepali. It belongs to the family of Eublepharidae.
How many of us are familiar with this creature? Not much of us. Might be for their nocturnal nature or lack of small mammals’ conservation paralleled to general conservation measures for mega fauna. Whatever be the reason, it is important for us to know about this adorable creature and the plight faced by it before it’s too late.
BANGKOK, Dec 20: A Vietnamese ‘crocodile lizard’ and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday.
MYAGDI, August 28: Locals of Gurja in Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality until recent used to hunt the endangered red pandas due to lack of awareness and identification. Later, conservation campaigns conducted by various organizations made them realize the importance this rare species.
MUGU, Jan 3: Villages in the eastern part of Mugu district are considered rich in wildlife. However, of late, wildlife population, especially that of deer and tiger, is fast declining. Locals put the blame on poachers and lack of adequate security measures along the border.