Measuring carbon stocks and sequestration in the wetlands across various physiographic regions of Nepal can provide valuable information for decision-makers by showing its economic productivity, support monitoring changes and provide vital information for natural resource planning and management.

Akin to so many bird species that dwell in the farmlands of Lumbini, Sarus Cranes also rely on the surrounding wetlands and farmlands for survival. Unfortunately, their survival remains at stake owing to food scarcity resulting from loss of wetlands, increasing pollution and hazardous linear infrastructures.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: As the world celebrated the World Wetlands Day on February 2, Nepal joined the bandwagon. However, it remained a  low-key affair, with wetland enthusiasts worried for their poor conservation status.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Wetlands cover around 6 percent of Nepal's surface area and more than 21 ethnic communities rely on these for their livelihood. They are also a lifeline for the ecosystem. However, there are no proper laws and regulations to manage them.

TIKAPUR, June 10: Until a few years back, Puraina Lake at Bhajani Municipality would offer a mesmerizing view. Cranes and many other species of birds would flock to this lake and enjoy its water and the surrounding flora. However, this lake that spread in 66 hectors of land is now a paddy field. After its water gradually dried up, its inhabitant, which included cranes, species of bird that sits on protected birds list, also disappeared. After the lake slowly disappeared, some residents near the lake started to cultivating its land.

Save the wetlands

May 13, 2018 00:35 am

Houses in earlier times were made from wood and soil that were susceptible to fire. In case of fire, water reserve in nearby pond came handy