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Sukul’s heyday is gone. Siddhipur locals want to revive it now

Once, sukuls used to be a daily essential in Nepali households. Gradually, people forgot them due to newer, easier options. But, some locals in a small town in Kathmandu are committed to their preservation.      Krishna Bahadur Maharjan, a resident of Siddhipur town in northeastern Lalitpur, does not remember when he learned to weave a sukul, […]

Around 2,000 owls are smuggled abroad from Nepal every year, but stakeholders are least concerned

Police arresting people with a poached wild animal and their body parts is no more news in Nepal–for they happen too frequently. However, perhaps a very few Nepalis have heard that owls are also smuggled from the country. Experts say owl smuggling is also a significant problem in the field of wildlife conservation in Nepal, […]