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CNP records deaths of 26 rhinos in a year

Tourism Mail | 17th July, 2018

CHITWAN, July 17: The last fiscal year did not produce any encouraging news to the wildlife conservationists especially those concerned about the rhinoceros and people associated with the country’s oldest Chitwan National Park (CNP), as the park lost a total of 26 rhinos to various causes in this period. According to the CNP information officer, Nurendra…

Nepal hands over two rhino to China

Tourism Mail | 13th July, 2018

KATHMANDU, July 13: A couple of rhino to be gifted to the People’s Republic of China has been handed to the Chinese authorities amid a programme in the Capital Thursday. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli handed the rhino couple named Bhadra (male) and Rupasi (female) to Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong. On the occasion,…

China-bound rhinos arrive central capital

Tourism Mail | 11th July, 2018

KATHMANDU, July 11: A couple of one-horned rhinos named Rupasi (female) and Bhadra (male) to be gifted to China has been brought to Kathmandu to transport them to China. They will be sent to China Thursday. The rhinos were transported all the way from Chitwan where they were captured from the Chitwan National Park (CNP)….

Twenty six rhinos gifted to various countries from CNP

Tourism Mail | 10th July, 2018

CHITWAN,  July 10 : Twenty six rhinoceros have been gifted to various countries so far from Chitwan National Park (CNP). Ved Prasad Dhakal, the chief conservation officer at CNP, said six rhinos have been given to America, four to India and two each to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar, Japan, Germany, Britain and Austria. The CNP…

Rhino claims one in Chitwan

Tourism Mail | 30th May, 2018

CHITWAN, May 30: A person died of rhino attack last night in Jagatpur of west Chitwan. According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, 50 years old Arjun Chhetri of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-25 died in the incident. Karki, who sustained serious injuries at 1:15 night from the rhino attack, died while receiving treatment at College of…

Number of wild buffaloes reaches 441 on Koshi Tappu reserve

Tourism Mail | 21st May, 2018

SUNSARI, May 21: The number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve considered a famous habitat for this animal has increased. The reserve office gave out this information organising a press conference Sunday at its office in Paschim Kusaha of Sunsari district. The office stated that the number of wild buffaloes in the reserve…

Nepal to send 4 rhinos to China as gifts

Tourism Mail | 3rd May, 2018

KATHMANDU, May 3:  Following the capture of a one-horned rhino on Thursday, Nepal finalized all four baby rhinos which will be gifted to China as part of enhancing friendship between the two neighbors. A final female rhino was taken control from the western sector of the Chitwan National Park (CNP) premise on Thursday afternoon, according…

Nepal to send two pairs of rhinos to China as gifts

Tourism Mail | 1st May, 2018

KATHMANDU, May 01: The Nepali government is preparing two pairs of rhinos to give to China as gifts, authorities confirmed here on Saturday. A team of around 50 people including officials from national park, technical experts, veterinary doctors, Nepal army officials captured a one-horned rhino from the Chitwan National Park(CNP) on Saturday. “A male rhino…

Six arrested for killing spotted deer

Tourism Mail | 1st May, 2018

KATHMANDU, May 01: Police on Monday arrested six individuals from Sitapur village in Tikapur municipality – 2 for killing the spotted deer. The police received a tip-off that a spotted deer was being hacked at a chicken farm belonging to one Gorakh Singh. The police arrested the six along with spotted deer’s meat and equipment…

Nepal attempts to capture 1st among 4 baby rhinos as gift for China

Tourism Mail | 30th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 30:  The Nepali government on Friday started process to capture a baby rhino within the premise of Chitwan National Park (CNP) as part of the rhino-gifting process to China, authorities said. A team of around 50 people including officials from the national park, technical experts, veterinarians, army officials along with a representative from…

Royal Bengal Tiger found dead

Tourism Mail | 20th April, 2018

CHITWAN, Apr 20: A rare Royal Bengal Tiger was found dead at Panchakanya Community Forest of Ratnanagar, Chitwan. The tiger was found dead Friday. It was seen playing in water and jungle nearby the area the day before, said district forest officer Kedar Nath Poudel. The male tiger perhaps succumbed to wounds on its body….

Over Rs 700 m provided to buffer zone locals from CNP

Tourism Mail | 20th April, 2018

CHITWAN, Apr 20: The buffer zone management committee comprising the locals in areas around Chitwan National Park has so far distributed over Rs 700 million to the locals there. The amount was mobilized from the CNP’s income. The committee was formed aimed to normalize the rising conflict between locals and CNP. CNP information officer Nurendra…

Chinese Representatives in Chitwan to take rhino

Tourism Mail | 20th April, 2018

CHITWAN, Apr 20: As per the government decision to gift two pair of rhinoceros to China, the officials and employees at Chitwan National Park have initiated efforts to take the pachyderm under control. Park Chief Bed Kumar Dhakal informed that that the places to locate the rhinoceros have been identified with the mobilization of the…

Wild water buffalo census begins in KTWR

Tourism Mail | 11th April, 2018

ITAHARI, April 11: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) has begun the census of the world’s rare endangered species, wild water buffalo from Tuesday. The census of the bovidae animal has been conducted in every two years as per the policy of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. According to the earlier round census, there…

Sparrows become prey to climate change and pollution in Kanchanpur

Tourism Mail | 22nd March, 2018

KANCHANPUR, Mar 22: Sparrows that used to be seen in large numbers around houses and farms in the district have diminished in numbers over the years. The most common birds, sparrows, have started feeling the pressure of climate change and are on the verge of disappearance from Kanchanpur and surrounding areas. With the increase in summer…