Safe Abortion Vital for Women's HealthBy Indira Aryal
Getting safe abortion and family planning services easily in remote parts of Nepal is still a far cry for many rural women. For many women in those areas, the process of abortion still costs a lot and sometimes they even risk their lives. Poverty, not having m
Nepal headed to double tiger population by 2022By Indira Aryal
Global Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29 to raise awareness about the importance of the endangered big cats as well as to express solidarity in protecting them and their natural habitats. As per the announcement made in 2010 by the International Tiger Forum in Russia, Tiger Day is celebrated for the conservation of tigers’ habitats, raising public awareness about its importance in the ecosystem, raising issues for their conservation as well as appreciating and encouraging efforts in...
Early warning key to minimise monsoon risksBy Indira Aryal
The nation has suffered massive devastation in a week after the monsoon rains began, killing at least 18 and maiming others, mostly in the hilly and mountainous districts. Scores have gone missing.
Large herd of elephants enters Nepal from IndiaBy Indira Aryal
On June 10, a group of 40 to 45 elephants entered Bardiya district in Lumbini Province of western Nepal, coinciding the news stories of a group of elephants in China embarking on their unknown journey.
99 species of reptiles, amphibians recorded in Chure rangeBy Indira Aryal
At least 99 species of herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) were recorded from the entire Chure Range of Nepal. That accounts for 55 per cent of the total herpetofauna recorded in the country. A study titled “Amphibians and Reptiles of Chure Range of Nepal” carried out by President Chure Terai-Madesh Conservation Development Board and National Trust for Conservation Nepal (NTNC) revealed that among the 99 species of herpetofauna, 24 species were amphibians belonging to six families and 75...
Ecosystem degradation: A burning environmental issueBy Indira Aryal
With the aim of spreading knowledge and awareness for the protection of the environment as well to take action against the degradation of ecosystem, the World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on June 5.
Songs of migratory birds make spring sonorousBy Indira Aryal
Kafal Pakyo, Biu Kuiyo, Koho-Koho, Gol Simal and Kuhu Kuhu. These are the songs of the birds we hear when the spring season is on the horizon in Nepal. These sounds are made by the species of birds from the Cuckoo family that arrives in Nepal from South India, South East Asia and the North East States. The birds that have previously disappeared from the view a few months ago start returning to their staging areas from March. The birds begin to enter the country from the last week of March, and...
Fishing cat heading to extinction in lack of conservationBy Indira Aryal
Fishing cat, a medium-sized wild cat mostly found in the wetland areas, is in the verge of extinction with the destruction of wetlands, construction of artificial fishing ponds and declining fish population.
Listen to songs of birds as a call to protect themBy Indira Aryal
With the theme ‘Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!’ World Migratory Bird Day this year invites everyone to sing, fly and soar like a bird. Every year, May 8 is observed as World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) across the globe in an effort to raise awareness about migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.