Temple with wildlife: Kalika temple

October 14, 2019 14:31 pm

Located in the heart of Gandaki Province, Kalika Temple has already received hundreds of tourists because of its holy importance. But after the establishment of Wildlife Conservation Park, the number of visitors is even more than usual.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Sept 16: As a small kid, Mohan Negi of Majhagaun village used to see huge wake of vultures fighting around the carcasses of dead animals. He reminisces that these vultures used to very big. He used to get very excited observing these vultures. “I would consider them mightiest among birds; they were so energetic and passionate,” he reminisced.

Who stole the wildlife parts?

August 26, 2019 02:00 am

Nepal’s old palaces, many of which today house government offices, are also the repository of valuable antiques.

Darchula, Aug 10 : Police have arrested an Armed Police Force (APF) constable along with tiger hide from Timurpata of Dugu rural municipality-3 in the district last night.

KANCHANPUR, July 21: Two artificial ponds have been created in Singhapur community forest in Krishnapur municipality. The ponds were created to facilitate drinking water for the protected wildlife in the forest.

JOHANNESBURG, June 16: One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.

Call of the wild

June 16, 2019 01:30 am

Every human being has a responsibility toward nature as we exist only due to the gifts that nature has bestowed on us

KATHMANDU, June 9: Culture, adventure, spirituality, wildlife, and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) will be the major attractions for Visit Nepal Year 2020, according to Suraj Vaidya, national coordinator for Visit Nepal 2020.

RASUWA, June 6: Langtang National Park (LNP) on Wednesday distributed relief to the victims of wildlife on the occasion of the World Environment Day.

CHITWAN, May 29: In the past, the number of people serving jail terms for wildlife crimes was comparatively more than those committing social crimes.

RATNANAGAR, May 19: The wildlife hospital set up at Sauraha of the Chitwan National Park is yet to come into operation for the delay in supply of equipment.

AMARGADHI, May 14: Dadeldhura, a district in the Far-West State, has reported multiple incidences of the forest fire. With the rise in temperature, most community forests here are caught by fire. Young plants have been destroyed in the several fires which continue to pose threat to other wildlife as well.

JAJARKOT, May 11: A team of experts from the National Nature Conservation Trust has reached Dolpa and Jumla for the study of endangered wildlife, herbs, and religious and touristy places.

CHITWAN, May 4: A wildlife underground passage (under pass) is being constructed along the Narayangadh- Butwal road section in course of its expansion. Currently, wildlife are using culverts and bridges to cross the road.

BANEPA, April 30: Gokul Bajagain, a farmer from Kakre village of Banepa, regrets his decade-old decision to conserve the forest. Back then, forest conservation felt like a very wise act. But now the number of wild animals in the forest have proliferated that the same forest has become a source of worry to him. , and he has no means to address the problem.

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BIRGUNJ, April 28: The number of wild animals facing unnatural deaths from being struck by speedy vehicles on the Pathlaiya-Amlekggunj road section along the East-West Highway in Bara.

Bettering environmental governance

April 21, 2019 02:05 am

Nepal is currently celebrating National Wildlife Week with the theme ‘Let’s unite for wildlife conservation’. As the celebrations continue, we should perhaps think of ways to bridge the gaps that might be coming in the way of making this slogan a reality. And environmental governance at the local level is one such area that needs immediate attention.

TAPLEJUNG, April 20: The construction of a much talked-about Himalayan Research Center in Khambachen of Taplejung for the study of snow leopards and other wild animals has not been confirmed even after three years of its announcement.

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BANKE, April 17: Drying up of water sources has posed a threat to wildlife in the Banke National Park. The national park, however, was established some nine years ago for the expansion of the habitat of wild cat.

The end of the tigers?

April 17, 2019 09:00 am

Over the past 500 years, hundreds animals’ species have become extinct – they have disappeared from Earth for ever. In many cases this is because the animals have been haunted by humans, or the areas where they lived have been destroyed.

LONDON, April 11: With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of “The Lion King” on Wednesday, offering a glimpse of the highly anticipated film.

BANEPA, April 8: Nawaraj Sapkota, a local farmer of Panauti municipality-3, Telmale, Kushadevi was forced to quit his occupation after growing wild rampage lately.

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RANJHA, March 24: Wild animals inside the Banke National Park are frequently killed in road accidents as they have to cross the East-West highway to reach the Rapti river due to the lack of adequate sources of water inside the park area.

Protect our wildlife

February 21, 2019 06:32 am

Amidst largely despairing news on politics and governance, there is something to inspire optimism in the field of wild life conservation.

Doubling wild tigers

December 8, 2018 00:30 am

Nepal has made notable progress in saving endangered wild cats from extinction and in nearly doubling their number just in nine years

LAHAN, Nov 1: During the last local and provincial elections, one of the promises that almost all political parties and leaders made was prioritizing the conservation of nature and wildlife, especially the Chure range. They stated that the Chure range ecosystem had been badly damaged and vowed to take measures to put an end to activities that were deteriorating the ecosystem further. Deforestation and mining of aggregates, sand and stones from river beds and mountains in the Chure region were put forward as the major factors damaging the range’s ecosystem and politicians had pledged to put an end to such activities.

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists

CHITWAN, Oct. 25: Altogether seven rhinos died in Chitwan National Park (CNP) due to natural causes in the first three months of the current fiscal year, officials confirmed.

A call for the wildlife

October 10, 2018 01:00 am

We need global commitment and coordinated actions to save the iconic endangered species from extinction, in ways that are also fair across countries

Rare Royal Bengal Tiger found dead

October 4, 2018 08:42 am

BARDIYA, Oct. 4: A rare Royal Bengal Tiger was found dead in Bardiya National Park (BNP) on Wednesday afternoon.

BAGLUNG, Sept 28: Hunting season has begun in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the main wildlife hunting hub of Nepal to allow tourists to hunt animals.

Rare python released in community forest

September 27, 2018 10:15 am

KANCHANPUR, Sept. 27: A rare python that entered into the house of a local resident at Punarbas Municiapality-4 in Kanchanpur district was taken under control and released in a community forest on Wednesday.

Sept 23: On the occasion of National Conservation Day today, Nepal announced that there are now an estimated 235 wild tigers in the country, nearly doubling the baseline of around 121 tigers in 2009. If these trends continue, Nepal could become the first country to double its national tiger population since the ambitious TX2 goal – to double the world’s wild tiger population by 2022 – was set at the St Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.

A carcass of a lioness was found in a forest near Rajula of Amreli district Wednesday, while three more lions were found dead the same day in Dalkhaniya range area in the Gir forest, a senior official said.

PANDHARKAWADA, Sept 9: The first victim was an older woman, discovered facedown in a cotton field with huge claw marks dug into her back. The next was an older male farmer, his left leg torn off.

Truly Asian experience

September 8, 2018 08:41 am

Located partly on the Asian mainland, Malaysia is truly Asia, like the tagline of Malaysian tourism says. It is rich in culture and has lots of traditions. The five main races -- Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban, Kadazan -- make up the majority of its population. It is one of the wealthiest countries in Southeast Asia and equally rich in biodiversity. Being in Malaysia made me more alive.

But new research finds just one season of drought can reduce the carbon dioxide absorption ability of the world’s biggest rainforest – the Amazon – for years to come.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 23: The Parsa National Park Administration has estimated that the number of royal Bengal tiger has been doubled in the Park.

KATHMANDU, May 17: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking legal action against those possessing parts of endangered animals at their homes and offices as decorative objects.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Police on Tuesday arrested an individual for selling wildlife parts. Acting on a tip-off, a team from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division arrested Nakkal Bahadur Bal, 54, from Lalitpur with 5.7 kg of leopard bones.

Curb wildlife trade

April 18, 2018 09:50 am

Nepal covers only 0.03 percent of the global land area and 0.3 percent of Asia. But it posses a disproportionately rich diversity of flora and fauna. The land elevation of the country varies from 60 meters above sea level in the south to 8848 meters in the north.

CHITWAN, April 12: After months of delay and procrastination, the construction of the first wildlife hospital of the country has reached the final stage.

Two held with banned wildlife parts

March 4, 2018 11:10 am

NUWAKOT, March 4: The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested two people along with the dried meat of endangered wildlife.

CHITWAN, Feb 7: The two-day regional seminar on health science of tigers, Asian rhinos and elephants concluded on Tuesdayin Sauraha, Chitwan, issued a nine-point declaration in relation to the protection and conservation of wildlife.

BAJHANG, Jan 30: With the sudden plunge in temperature after heavy snowfall in the mountain region,   wild animals and birds have moved to human settlement areas to escape the bitter cold. However, they have turned victims at the hands of locals and poachers.

BAJHANG, Oct 13:    Besides the increase in crime rate, illegal buying and selling of wild animals and birds including the national bird of the country 'danphe' has become rampant in Chainpur, the district headquarters of Bajhang.

Deaths from wildlife attacks rising

July 28, 2017 03:15 am

CHITWAN, July 27: The number of people killed in attacks by wild animals has risen of late in Chitwan National Park (CNP) and its surrounding areas. In the last fiscal year 2016/017, a total of 13 people were killed by animals in the park area.