Asian paradise flycatcher now spotted in all seasonsBy Indira Aryal
Asian paradise flycatcher, or Sworgachari is a beautiful bird that normally makes Nepal its temporary home for five to six months to lay eggs, breed and raise young ones. Scientifically called Terpsiphone paradise, the summer migratory bird is sighted in various parts of the country, especially in Terai and Kathmandu Valley during summer season. Ornithologists say that a flock of Sworgachari arrive in the country between late March and early April from India and Sri Lanka and that they raise their...
Madhyapur taking measures to contain coronavirusBy Indira Aryal
With the increasing COVID-19 cases in the country, every local body and hospital is working tirelessly on the frontline, preparing isolation wards, making hospital services more accessible and significant to cope with the pandemic.
Death of vultures: A cause for concernBy Indira Aryal
The recent death of vultures in the Nawalparasi district (West) raises concerns about the conservation of the endangered species, which is critically important for the ecosystem. On April 21, at least 69 vultures died in the farmland of Jitpur of Parasi, the district headquarters. The vultures are suspected to have died after eating the carcasses of the poisoned stray dogs. Local villagers poisoned the dogs to death, and they were then eaten by the vultures, resulting in their deaths, conservationists...
Central Zoo feels pandemic’s heat yet againBy Indira Aryal
The extended closure following the COVID-19 outbreak in Nepal dealt a severe blow to Nepal’s only zoo. Since last year, the Central Zoo has witnessed sharp decline in footfalls, and financial crisis. However, after a protracted period of trough, zoo authorities, staffs and general public collectively heaved a sigh of relief on December 2020 as the Jawalkahel-based establishment opened its doors to general public. April 14, the day of Nepal Sambat New Year 2078 BS, was particularly significant...
Bardiya tiger looks fine with new life in Central ZooBy Indira Aryal
How does a tiger brought from the wild feel inside a cage? It must feel like a lonely prisoner in a zoo, having lost all the freedom it used to enjoy in the jungle. A man-eater tiger recently brought from Bardiya National Park (BNP), however, looks quite contented with life in a cage, inside the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. The Royal Bengal tiger, which used to roam freely in the dense forest of Bardiya park, is now gradually adapting to the life in confinement. It eats fresh meat and behaves...
Food chain management key to avert human-wildlife conflictBy Indira Aryal
Policeram Tharu is the latest victim of a tiger attack in Bardiya National Park (BNP). Tharu, 31, a mahout involved in rhino count, was attacked by the tiger at Gaidamachan, in the core area of the park, on April 4.
Bardiya tiger radio collared to study its behaviourBy Indira Aryal
A satellite radio telemetry has been installed on a Bengal Tiger at Bardiya National Park (BNP) to monitor its movement and study its behaviour. A technical team led by the park recently connected a satellite radio telemetric to a 5-year-old female Bengal Tiger after capturing it along the East-West Highway.
Garbage collection resumes in KathmanduBy Indira Aryal
Garbage collection in Kathmandu Valley, which has stopped for eight straight days, resumed on Friday. Teachers' Management Struggle Committee and the locals of Sisdol Landfill site affected area in Nuwakot had been obstructing the collection since March 26, putting forward various demands.
Search For Identification Goes OnBy Indira Aryal
Getting birth registrations and citizenship certificates for the street, orphaned and abandoned children are still a far cry in the country. Over a thousand children in Nepal are staying without identification in various streets in the main city areas of the country.
300-year-old ponds in Thimi restored to original shapeBy Indira Aryal
The 300-year-old historic ponds Nigu Pukhu, locally called ‘dui pokhari’ (two ponds) in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, has been restored to its original state from Wednesday. The Municipality has reconstructed its historic pond and turned it into the original form by filling it with water, which was a football ground and invaded by grass and weeds until two years ago. The municipality has started a conservation campaign of the famous historical Nigu Pukhu and its surrounding party-pauwas (resting...