Tourist influx increases in Nepal’s “Bird Paradise”

ITAHARI, Oct 15 : The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in South- Eastern Nepal is known as the paradise for birds and now it has gained the momentum by attracting tourists towards it. The influx of tourists has increased in the area with the peace that prevails here and the enchanting beauty of the place which is shown by the increasing number of tourists in last 4 years statistics. A decade ag...

Wild Buffaloes in Nepal Safari Park infected with host of parasitic diseases

BHARATPUR, Oct 08 : Five out of the 15 water buffaloes translocated to Chitwan National Park in starting days of 2017 has died while others have been suffering from various parasitic diseases. Officials of the Safari Park have acknowledged about the infection of roundworm and tapeworm has been common among wild water buffaloes here. “Their conditions have gone from bad to worse after des...

Two CCTV cameras installed in CNP to study behaviour of man-eater tiger

CHITWAN, Oct 5 : Two CCTV cameras have been installed in Kumroj buffer zone community forest in Chitwan in a bid to study the behaviour of a tiger that killed a woman recently. Whether the tiger is sick or injured will be known through this camera trapping method, and efforts to capture it will be initiated accordingly, said assistant conservation officer at the Chitwan National Park (CNP) ...

Nepal and India to conduct joint tiger census using same method

CHITWAN, Oct 02 : Nepal and India are going to conduct a joint head count of tigers in the national parks, forests and sanctuaries in Nepal and those in India adjoining Nepal using the same camera tapping method. Both countries' conservation authorities and experts will use method in which they would install cameras in various locations in the tiger habitats as well as their roaming areas a...

Low water level and inadequate fishes results in decrement of Dolphins in Karnali: Study

KATHMANDU, Sep 19: A recent study conducted by a team of wildlife experts has shown the number of dolphins in the Karnali River reduced significantly. The study which focused on the Karnali River and its tributaries in between 8 to 10 September showed the decrement in number of dolphins. The study was conducted by a team of wildlife experts comprising Mukesh Kumar Chalise, biologist Dhirend...

Conservationists blame Nepal Government of turning out in Red Pandas conservation

KATHMANDU, Sep 18: The endangered mammal, Red Panda which is poached and killed timely needs more attention but the Government of Nepal has been turning out eye from it, conservationists has blamed. The most endangered mammals that are found in 23 hill and mountain districts of the country. According to the Red Panda Network, Panchthar, Ilam and Taplejung are the major red panda habitats, w...

Gharial breeding takes place after three decades

BARDIA, Sep 15: Endangered gharial has started breeding at Crocodile Breeding Centre at the Bardiya National Park, after previous failed efforts of three decades. Despite the failed efforts to this effect, the breeding got successful last year, said BNP Chief Conservation Officer Ramesh Thapa. Last year gharial bred 24 babies, and this year the figure is put at 14, he said. The BNP has a...

CNP suspects many rhino calves swept away in recent flooding

CHITWAN, Sep 15 : Many calves of endangered one-horned rhino might have been swept away in the flooding in the Chitwan National Park, estimated the CNP. Therefore, the CNP has proposed a rhino count in the next year, breaking the regular routine of conducting a rhino census in every four years. The previous count was carried out in 2015. CNP Chief Conservation Officer Ram Chandra Kandel infor...

Wild animals in Chitwan National Parks at receiving end post-flooding

CHITWAN, Sep 11: The wild animals in the Chitwan National Park (CNP) in Chitwan district are at the receiving end for lack of food and loss of habitat following the flood incidents that swamped a large area of the 952 square kilometres park, adversely affecting the ecosystem. According to the Chief Conservation Officer at the Park, Ramchandra Kandel, the flood in Thulo Rapti River and other...

Rhinoceros dies after getting stuck in muddy swamp

CHITWAN, Sep 10: A female rhinoceros was killed after getting trapped in a swamp near the Kuchwani Post in Chitwan National Park (CNP) this morning. CNP Assistant Conservation Official, Abhiyan Pathak, confirmed the death of the mature female rhino. The pachyderm got stuck on Saturday and was pulled with the help of an elephant. The rhino was too incapacitated and could not be saved. The...