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Nepal to hold rhinoceros census in 2019

Kathmandu, November 13 The government of Nepal says it will hold a census of rhinoceros in 2019. Director General at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Man Bahadur Khadka, says the census will begin in January next year. “We have thought of conducting the census next year. We are currently looking for funding […]

Nepal tiger population up by 37 in past five years

Kathmandu, September 23 The government on Sunday made public the report of a recent tiger census. According to the report, there are 235 tigers across the country, which is 37 more than the 2013 count. According to the report, Chitwan National Park is the biggest habitat for the big cat. It is home to 93 […]

Snow leopard census concludes in Shey-Phoksundo

Jajarkot, September 12 The counting of endangered snow leopard has been concluded in Shey-Phoksundo National Park in Dolpa. The census was conducted with the financial support provided by the World Wildlife Fund. A team of 33 persons associated with the WWF, Shey-Phoksundo National Park and the Snow Leopard Protection Committee had started the census on […]

Nepal’s vulture restaurants are helping revive their population and generate income for communities

They are big, ugly, and have a bad reputation. Although vultures have been at the center of a love-hate relationship with humans — they are also our natural allies. Vultures are mostly carrion eaters and are a major part of the natural process of death in the wild. By devouring large amounts of flesh, these large birds help limit […]

Sole male gharial crocodile in Chitwan National Park found dead

Chitwan, May 26 The sole adult male gharial crocodile (Gavialis gangeticus) of the Chitwan National Park was found dead getting trapped into a big fishing net. According to the CNP Chief Conservation Officer Ram Chandra Kandel, the gharial was found dead with its snout trapped in a big fishing net at Khoriya on Thursday. The […]

Nepal burns stockpile of body parts of wild animals seized from poachers, smugglers

  Chitwan, May 22 Nepal on Monday burned thousands of body parts of animals seized from poachers and smugglers, which it said was a bid to discourage the animal poaching. A total of 4,012 of animal parts stored at the Armed Forest Guard Training Centre, Tikauli, and Kasara of the Chitwan National Park, were destroyed. Three […]