Animal rights activists demand elephant safari ban

NAWALPARASI, Jan 21: Animal rights activists and tour operators from around the world have demanded a ban on the elephant safari which is an important product for Nepali tourism. This has resulted in a problem in the jungle tourism. Chitwan National Park has been an attractive tourism destination because of elephant safari but now it seems that all the businessmen of this field may need to bear a ...

Rare monkeys seen in China

KUNMING, Jan. 13 : A large group of rare Phayre's leaf monkeys has been spotted in southwest China's Yunnan Province, an animal expert said. More than 200 of the leaf monkeys, a Class I state-protected wild animal, were seen by volunteers in Yunnan's Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture earlier this month. It is the biggest group ever recorded in China. Phayre's leaf monkeys, also...

Rescued baby rhinos from flood, tiger attack receive special care in Nepal

CHITWAN, Jan 09: Nepal is a happy home of 645 one-horned rhinoceros as per the 2015 census, out of which, 605 are in Chitwan National Park, rhino's largest habitat in the country. However, the massive flood in Nepal's southern region in August last year washed away various wildlife including over a dozen of endangered rhinos from the park. Authorities joined hands with the bordering Indi...

Myagdi folks working hand in hand for conservation of red panda

MYAGDI, Jan 06: As recent as few years back, the sighting of an animal with attractive body and shy nature in a jungle of Gurja of Haulagiri rural municipality used to incite locals for its instant hunting. The Gurja folks used to kill the animal spotted in the jungle in search of its food. With the help of homemade weapons, they took the animal’s life for not being aware of its ecological ...

Siberian birds come to Nepal to escape harsh winter

CHITWAN, Jan 05: Birds of various species have started arriving here flying across the Himalayas to escape the biting cold. President of Ornithologists Association, Dr Hem Sagar Baral said a large number of birds have entered Nepal to escape the cold in Siberia and Tibet flying through mountain passes. Mostly birds from Tibet travel to the warmer regions of Nepal as temperature in Tibet ...

Leopard killed after being hit by vehicle

BANKE, Jan 03 : A leopard was killed after being hit by a speeding microbus inside the Banke National Park at Raptisonari rural municipality-1 in Banke on Tuesday evening, the police said. The animal was crossing the road when the accident occurred, the police added. The vehicle (Ba 4 Kha 2974) was headed to Pyuthan from Nepalgunj. ...

Nepal’s tiger census continues

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: A nationwide census of tiger continues across the country. The survey started from November 30 in Chitwan National Park (CNP) and Parsa National Park (PNP), while it will begin from December 16 in Bardiya National Park (BNP), Banke National Park (BNP) and Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP). The areas sheltering tigers have been divided into three categories for the census, wh...

2 kiwi birds are rare bright spot in grim extinction report

TOKYO: Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are a rare bright spot in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to New Zealand’s progress in controlling predators like stoats and cats. But the conservation group’s latest ...

How UK’s birds are being affected by a changing climate

BBC Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a report has confirmed. Some visitors are now appearing more than 20 days earlier than they did in the 1960s, according to the state of the UK's birds 2017 report. The swallow, for instance, is arriving 15 days earlier than 50 years ago. Ongoing monitoring is essential to track the future ...

Tiger census begins today

CHITWAN, Nov 30 : The census of rare Royal Bengal tiger will start today in both Nepal and India simultaneously. The same camera trapping method will be used in the census wherein cameras traps are laid along the tiger's path wherein to capture their images as they move, said the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation. Around 150 cameras, tamed elephants, and around 200 human...