Nepal to earn 45m US dollar from carbon tradeBy Indira Aryal
At a time when the world leaders are discussing the reduction of deforestation, Nepal is going to earn 45 million US dollars by selling nine million tonnes of carbon equivalent (CO2e) by 2024 from its forests.
Cross-border pollution, forest fires causing the hazeBy Indira Aryal
Vehicular emissions, wildfires, and cross-border pollution are some of the reasons for Kathmandu’s air pollution, causing the sky above the valley to remain misty since Monday. The “World Air Quality Report, 2021” published by the European Air Quality Index AQI last week also showed Kathmandu as the sixth most polluted capital in the world in 2021. Kathmandu’s geographical location, where large amounts of dust, vehicular fumes and other smoke sources can gather and stay within the city,...
Mountain development Nepal’s priority: PMBy Indira Aryal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the agenda of sustainable mountain development has always been a priority for Nepal. Speaking at an inauguration programme of two-day ‘Regional Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Mountain Solutions’ organized by the Ministry of Forest and Environment on Wednesday, Prime Minister Deuba said the Government of Nepal has decided to undertake several programmes and activities to highlight the problems and prospects of mountains in Nepal.
New species of bird recorded in IlamBy Indira Aryal
A new species of bird ‘Black-breasted Thrush’ has been recorded for the first time in Nepal. A team of ornithologists recorded the bird at Sukrabare, Danabari in Mai Municipality of Ilam at 4:05 pm on March 9.
Women more exposed to impacts of climate changeBy Indira Aryal
Women are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change than men as they are highly dependent on local natural resources for their livelihood. In women’s role as housekeeper, they are more involved with the environment and natural resources. Their role for growing and collecting food, housing materials, collecting herbal medicines and making them as source of income are making women more dependent on natural resources, experts said.
One-third of capital’s traffic lights not functioningBy Indira Aryal
Traffic lights continue to get disrupted in the major city centres of Kathmandu forcing manual traffic management in the smart metropolis. At least one-third of the traffic lights have not been functioning for over a month out of 100 traffic lights installed in various junctions of the Kathmandu Valley. Traffic lights at the main junctions, including Jadibuti, Koteshwor, Tinkune, Thapathali and Kamalpokhari have failed to function for the past few months. Authorities claim that they have been...
Heed alarm bell of science on climate urgency, say expertsBy Indira Aryal
Nepali experts have said that the alarm bell sounded by the latest scientific report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) need to be duly heard and addressed considering the direct climate related threats the nation is facing on sectors like development infrastructure, agriculture and food security. The IPCC report released recently warns that rising temperatures and resultant climate change is causing dangerous disruptions in nature. The report has pointed out to the urgency...
Chhimeki Chara App to discover birds nearbyBy Indira Aryal
Do you want to take part in the bird count around you? Then download an app “Chhimeki Chara” on your mobile phone and contribute to making every bird count this season. Get out into your garden, count the birds you see and participate in a campaign launched by Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN), which will help discover the varieties of birds whistling around you. BCN and its partners are organising the first Nepal-wide Neighbourhood Bird Count on February 19, said Aarati Nepal, Chhimeki Chara, Campaign...
European otter found in three locations of NepalBy Indira Aryal
The Eurasian otter, also known as European otter (Lutra lutra), an endangered species categorized as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List, has been recorded as the first evidence in three districts of Nepal in three decades. A group of conservationists have found Eurasian otter in Rukum, Jajarkot and Kavre and its detailed scientific article “First Evidence of Eurasian Otter in Nepal in Three Decades” has been published. Otter is a beautiful creature that lives in water. Fish is the most preferred...
BNP wins award for doubling tiger populationBy Indira Aryal
Bardia National Park (BNP), Bardia, has won this year’s TX2 Award (Global Tiger Recovery Plan) for doubling population of wild tigers since 2010. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Erode District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is the co-winner of the Award. A second award for Tiger Conservation Excellence will be presented to Khata Forest Conservation Area in Nepal, which secures transboundary connectivity for tigers between Nepal and India.