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World Rhino Day: Nepal flaunts its 750-plus wild rhinos 
World Rhino Day: Nepal flaunts its 750-plus wild rhinos  The theme for this year's World Rhino Day is ‘Five Rhino Species Forever’
Will Balen Shah's team reclaim encroached Tukucha banks?
Will Balen Shah's team reclaim encroached Tukucha banks? With Balen Shah's bulldozer rolling non-stop, Tukucha bank dwellers may have to get out of...
Non-migratory birds face existential threat in rapidly-urbanising Lumbini area
Non-migratory birds face existential threat in rapidly-urbanising Lumbini area Rising population, shrinking of rice farms which also serve as wetland has affected Sarus crane,...
Dhulikhel Municipality adopts GPS for plant conservation
Dhulikhel Municipality adopts GPS for plant conservation It is said the plants would be monitored and conserved using the GPS technology
New deal signed to conserve and harvest Yarsagumba
New deal signed to conserve and harvest Yarsagumba Yarsagumba is one of the valuable medicinal herbs that introduced Nepal to the world
Stage set for Nepal-India MoU on biodiversity conservation
Stage set for Nepal-India MoU on biodiversity conservation Nepal and India are all set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on biodiversity...
Balen Shah and several other mayors visit controversial garbage-burning site
Balen Shah and several other mayors visit controversial garbage-burning site The airport side garbage incinerator could attract birds and pose aviation safety risks, say experts
Landslides obstruct highways in Chitwan, Palpa
Landslides obstruct highways in Chitwan, Palpa The landslides are still quite active owing to continuing monsoon rains, say officials
Forests Minister cancels Global Tiger Conference trip
Forests Minister cancels Global Tiger Conference trip Nepal increased its wild tiger population from 121 in 2010 to 355 in early 2022
Monsoon rains, landslides obstruct Kaligandaki corridor
Monsoon rains, landslides obstruct Kaligandaki corridor Kaligandaki corridor road obstructed for the past two days due to incessant rainfall
 Landslides block highways     
 Landslides block highways      Landslides and floods caused by monsoon rains have affected road transportation in western Nepal
Garbage crisis: ‘Teku waste to be managed within two days’
Garbage crisis: ‘Teku waste to be managed within two days’ The solid waste collected from the Kathmandu Valley had been temporarily managed at Teku for...
Beautification of Bagmati banks - it's finally beginning to happen
Beautification of Bagmati banks - it's finally beginning to happen From river-side paths and parks to new football grounds in Kupondole, here's a quick list...
Why multiple-use plastic bags are better than the rest
Why multiple-use plastic bags are better than the rest Studies show plastic bags are far more eco-friendly than paper or textile bags
KMC Mayor Balen Shah seeks private companies’ help to collect garbage
KMC Mayor Balen Shah seeks private companies’ help to collect garbage Garbage is being managed in collaboration with private companies in all wards except nine wards.
Red Cross Society helps collect garbage in Kathmandu
Red Cross Society helps collect garbage in Kathmandu A total of 50 volunteers associated with Nepal Red Cross Society, Kathmandu branch, are involved...
Nepal's holy Bagmati River choked with black sewage, trash
Nepal's holy Bagmati River choked with black sewage, trash To clean the water naturally, by the grace of god, there needs to be huge...
Thinner poly bags ban comes into effect, but concerns remain
Thinner poly bags ban comes into effect, but concerns remain Urban centres in Nepal now produce approximately 350 tons of plastic wastes every day
Garbage impasse: 1,800 truck loads of garbage on capital's streets
Garbage impasse: 1,800 truck loads of garbage on capital's streets KMC officials say various political parties including those in government are creating hurdles
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