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High Court orders to remove illegally built structures around Few Lake (rn 10/06/2024)

The cry of Chure : The region’s degradation impacts the lives of all Nepalis, and the government must act fast to save it (kp 24/05/2024), Madhes folks in Kathmandu to draw govt attention for Chure preservation, by Raj Karan Mahato (ae 24/05/2024)

Marching from Madhesh to Kathmandu for Chure conservation : Campaigners for controlling unchecked deforestation and haphazard extraction of sand and stones in the region, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 19/05/2024), The more things change : The long march for Chure conservation is suggestive of Nepali state’s neglect of the grassroots (kp 20/05/2024)

6,000 saplings planted so far under Bagmati River clean-up mega campaign (kh 18/05/2024)

Bring Bagmati River Back To Life, by Namrata Sharma (rn 15/05/2024)

Assessing the need for expanded protected areas, by Sasha Sunuwar (ae 30/04/2024)

Need To Restore Past Glory Of Rivers, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/04/2024)

Work begins to dredge silt to restore Geruwa River : Conservationists have been raising concerns about the dire situation of wildlife in Bardiya National Park due to water shortage, by Dipendra Baduwal and Kamal Panthi (kp 15/04/2024)

People and mountains are thirsty in eastern Nepal : Governments invest in pumping water up from rivers to convince farmers not to migrate out, by Mohan Mainali (nt 14/04/2024)

Devi Lake, the largest in Chitwan National Park, is on the verge of drying up : The water body covering an area of 25 hectares is estimated to have shrunk to its half, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/04/2024)

Park’s obstruction to road leaves Khatyad villages cut off from their district headquarters, Gamgadhi : Rara National Park has prevented road construction through its forest citing potential adverse impact on biodiversity in the area, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 11/03/2024)

Give Priority To Environment Protection, by Lok Deep Thapa (rn 08/03/2024)

Reconciling environment and development : Environment and development are taken as something, which cannot go together. This is contrary to global understanding, by Chandramani Aryal (ae 06/03/2024)

Bagmati: Aquifers and river restoration : The guiding principle for restoration should be to catch rainwater wherever it falls, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 19/02/2024)

PM Dahal announces revision of Chure Conservation Master Plan for enhanced effectiveness (kh 18/02/2024)

Nepal has 28 percent arable land and 42 percent forest cover, by Bhuwan Sharma (rep 16/02/2024)

Debt for Nature Swaps: Exploring Avenues for Environment Finance, by Deepesh Aryal (rep 16/02/2024)

Call For Degazetting the Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, by Batu Uprety (sp 09/02/2024)

IFRC, WWF call for action to protect nature, address climate crisis (kh 08/02/2024)

Wetlands Are Not Wastelands, by Uttam Maharjan (kp 06/02/2024

Winter Wonderland: Captivating snowfall blankets Nepal in a majestic display (kh 03/02/2024)

Conservation of marshland must for natural balance (kh 03/02/2024)

Tap Potential Of High-altitude Wetlands, by Ramesh Timilsina and Srijana Joshi (rn 02/02/2024)

Time to preserve traditional ecological knowledge : Our compensation and relocation schemes disregard traditional ecological knowledge, by Badri Baral (ae 30/01/2024)

Baitadi's Shivanath declared drought-affected area, by Gokarna Dayal (rn 23/01/2024)

Recharge ponds being constructed in community forest (kh 20/01/2024)

Rautahat local unit battles to save Mardhar wetland : Chandrapur Municipality mulls legal action to cancel land ownership of individuals who currently hold certificates for half of the wetland area, by Shiva Puri (kp 18/01/2024)

Glacial lakes in Manang melting alarmingly (rep 17/01/2024)

The accidental champion of biodiversity : Nanda Lal Majhi has dedicated 35 years to biodiversity conservation in Nepal. His efforts underscore the role of local communities in conservation, by Aarati Ray (kp 15/01/2024)

Wetland Conservation Initiative, by Binit Timalsina (rn 01/12/2023)

Majestic Mardi Himal, by Pallav Bhusal (rn 24/11/2023)

Pond restoration rekindles cultural values and sustainable water usage, by Bal Krishna Sah (ht 27/10/2023)

Discovery of new lake at higher altitude than Tilicho Lake claimed in Dolpa (rep 04/09/2023)

Sinja Valley : Historical Legacy And Challenges, by Achyut Tiwari (rn 28/07/2023)

Phewa Lake cleared of water hyacinths (kh 22/07/2023)

Narayani River embankment work progressing smoothly : The embankments will be 21-km-long on Chitwan side and 9 km on East Nawalparasi side. On top of the embankments will be 7.5-meter wide corridor roads, by Narayan Sharma (kp 10/06/2023)

Environmental protection is not only a constitutional goal but also a cultural heritage of Nepal, by Jivesh Jha (nlt 05/06/2023)

ct now to strengthen green democracy : Those green laws are not mere cosmetic arrangements but like lampposts showing vivid paths, by Jivesh Jha (ae 26/05/2023)

Conservation activities exemplary with public participation: Dr Gurung (kh 19/05/2023)

Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet and ICIMOD to drive social and environmental change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (nlt 02/05/2023)

Development, protection of environment should go hand in hand, justices say : Judicial activism in Nepal has resulted in several court rulings related to environmental protection, according to the Supreme Court judges (kp 28/04/2023)

Narayani River Conservation Year 2080 BS kicks off (kh 14/04/2023)

Ilam: A Heaven On Earth!, by Eak Prasad Duwadi (rn 31/03/2023)

Dang’s Charinge lake gaining popularity (kh 28/03/2023)

Nepal to host Global Conference on Environment and Sustainability : The conference will deliberate on three thematic areas including air pollution and climate change, solid waste management and Sustainable Development (nlt 26/03/2023)

Seti conservation campaign to restrict river exploitation (kh 26/03/2023)

Dhorpatan hunting reserve faces opposition to buffer zone plans : The residents of Putha Uttarganga Rural Municipality, which falls inside the hunting reserve, fear a buffer zone would restrict their movement and may cause displacements, by Mahesh KC (kp 25/03/2023)

Overextraction and shrinking open spaces cause groundwater depletion in Kathmandu Valley : Authorities plan to harvest rainwater at TU Teaching Hospital and other government buildings to replenish aquifers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/02/2023)

Prolonged dry spell leads to acute water scarcity : As climate change threatens livelihoods, experts ask Nepali authorities to adopt adaptation measure, by Arjun Poudel  (kp 08/02/2023), A drying country : It is vital to build national awareness on the magnitude of anthropogenic activities on global climate (kp 09/02/2023)

There are six more 8,000m peaks in Nepal, experts say : There are 20 eight-thousanders in the world, not 14 as is generally believed, according to Nepali mountaineers and geographers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/02/2023)

Need To Mitigate Biodiversity Loss, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 27/12/2022)

Gulmi’s Malika municipality sees drying springs, shrinking streams (kh 06/12/2022)

Pay heed to high mountain biodiversity, experts suggest (kh 06/12/2022)

Nepali botanist claims to have found new species of touch-me-not : Dr Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti has named the species ‘nimspurjae’ after the famous mountaineer Nirmal Purja, by Gobinda Prasad Pokharel (kp 07/11/2022)

The Himalayas: A global biodiversity hotspot, by Günter Köck, Benno Böer, Miguel Clüsener-Godt and Neha Midha (ht 03/11/2022)

'Stronger dollar to weigh on foreign debt, import bills' (ht 21/10/2022)

Badimalika grasslands are fast losing their unique biodiversity : Many rare medicinal herbs and animal species have disappeared from the majestic fields, by Basanta Prasad Singh (kp  17/10/2022)

Preserve The Mid-hill Springs, by Anushiya Shrestha, Gyanu Maskey and Salu Basnet (rn 21/07/2022)

Locals concerned over decreasing water volume of Hyatrung waterfall (kh 10/07/2022)

Nepal-US relations: From conservation diplomacy towards climate diplomacy : Moving forward, Nepal-US engagements and actions must be scaled up and accelerated to tackle the effects of climate change. Climate diplomacy is the need of the hour, by Sharad Chandra Adhikari (nlt 03/07/2022)

Supreme Court stays Pokhara metropolis’ standard on constructing physical structures around Fewa Lake (nlt 28/06/2022)

Avoiding contradiction imperative to ensure Chure conservation (kh 22/06/2022)

Nepal’s growing environmental inequity, by Niraj Khatiwada (ae 16/06/2022)

Work begins to conserve Prabhas Lake of Palpa, by Rekhi Ram Rana (rn 07/06/2022)

Laws versus realities: Where is Nepal failing in environment protection? Nepal has ample constitutional and legal provisions to promote environmentalism. The government just needs to implement them, by Jivesh Jha (nlt 05/06/2022)

Youths In Forefront Of Nature, Heritage Conservation, by Shreejan Shrestha (sp 03/06/2022)

Nijgad’s green runway : The path is open to declare a national park in the native forest where the airport would have been, by Kashsih Das Shrestha (nt 03/06/2022)

Nepal’s mountains are melting : Climate scientist takes a close look at three recent and poorly understood glacial floods in the Himalaya, by Alton C Byers (nt 03/06/2022)

Under-construction eco park in Kanchanpur runs into controversy : Division Forest Office says it has not been informed about the construction while local unit and community forest officials say all required processes for the park’s construction have been fulfilled, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 31/05/2022)

The essence of biodiversity : Everyone needs to work together to build a shared future for all species on this planet, by Bharat Gotame (kp 26/05/2022)

Yarsagumba collection to start in Dolpa from May 25 (rep 22/05/2022)

Youths taking up nature guide training : As many as 20 people, including three women, received the training provided by Parsa National Park last month, by Shankar Acharya (kp 21/05/2022)

Political parties' apathy toward Kaligandaki conservation draws flak (rep 11/05/2022)

Soil in crisis : Bulldozers are flattening the hillocks around Changunarayan by moving huge amounts of soil, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 28/04/2022)

Where is the environmental rights?, by Yuba Nath Kandel (The Margin 20/04/2022)

Pokhara Metropolis makes it mandatory to leave 30 meters of space around the lake vacant (rep 01/04/2022)

Avoiding maladaptation : Digging boreholes will not only exhaust groundwater but also upset the local hydrology, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 31/03/2022)

Chitwan National Park once again sets settlers’ huts ablaze : The park burnt around a dozen huts in the area on Sunday while several others were demolished, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 30/03/2022)

Wetland conservation in Chure : Haphazard construction of physical infrastructures is a key reason for wetland loss, by Maheshwar Dhakal (kp 23/02/2022)

Acute shortage of environment inspectors hampers monitoring: There are only 16 environment inspectors in the country and five of them are currently on study leave, by Chandan Kumar Mandal(kp 03/01/20202)

Province 5 government fails to conserve Buddha-era lake: Human activities—particularly fishing—have defiled the sacred lake, say locals, by Manoj Paudel (kp 21/12/2019)

Local units in Rukum East and West come together to preserve biodiversity: Sisne, Puthauttarganga and Banfikot are known to be home to red pandas and pangolins and rare medicinal herbs, by Hari Gautam (kp 20/12/2019)

Natural lakes on the verge of drying up in Kailali: The district is blessed with around 200 natural lakes but they are at risk due to environmental degradation, say conservationists, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 12/12/2019)

Lack of budget to implement master plan for the conservation of Satyawati Lake: The grand plan revolves around developing the area as one of the important tourist destinations in the country, by Madhav Aryal (kp 25/11/2019)

Kayaking the country’s troubled waters: Fulfilling a childhood dream led to one man’s nightmarish realisation of the health of the country’s waterways, by June Karkee (kp 22/11/2019)

Sorry state of Seti affecting human lives: Report: The report has been published after a three-year-long research on the Saipal and Raksiyo mountains, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 20/11/2019)

Nepal's wetlands: Everybody's business is nobody's business, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 17/11/2019), Save the wetlands (rep 19/11/2019)

Nepal set to unlock World Bank’s Forest Carbon Money, by Shreeram Subedi (rep 08/11/2019)

Blood is thicker than water: Kinship care preserves the continuity of care, relationship and environment that are essential to a child’s well-being, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 06/10/2019)

The Right To Environment, by Jivesh Jha (rn 26/08/2019)

Tilicho as highest lake: Establish the facts, by Anuj Ghimire (ht 16/08/2019)

Bon voyage: Tibetan animist belief preserves message of conservation in Dolpo, by Sonam Choekyi Lama (nt 16/08/2019)

Nature conservation: Political stability is a must, by Usha Dahal (ht 15/08/2019)

Construction of cobblestone path around Jagadishpur Lake raises concern of biodiversity loss: The project was launched without conducting an environmental impact assessment, by Manoj Paudel (kp 15/08/2019)

Once a blessing for the region, the Tinau is gradually turning into a curse: Over a dozen settlements have sprung up on the banks and the course of the river, but the Butwal government, instead of cracking down, is providing them with amenities, by Amrita Anmol (kp 05/08/2019)

Dalit community in lake conservation drive (ht 04/08/2019)

Experts want qualifications for environmental inspectors defined in bill: Environmentalists, academics and human rights activists raise concerns over the provisions of the Environment Protection Bill tabled in Parliament, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/07/2019)

Rapid encroachment in Chure takes a toll on farmers: Locals say the authorities have not taken any measures to control deforestation, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 25/07/2019)

Syarpu Lake is shrinking due to human activities: The District Soil Conservation Office had introduced a master plan to conserve the lake some nine years ago but the project never took off, by Hari Gautam (kp 21/07/2019)

Water scarcity and flooding are products of our hubris: The insatiable hunger for land has altered the flood plains into paved areas, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 21/07/2019)

Climate change is supporting growth of invasive alien plants in Nepal, study suggests: Increase in invasive plant species can have adverse impacts on the overall ecosystem, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/07/2019)

New bill to regulate import of plants, its products: Those who import infected plants will be slapped with a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh (ht 30/06/2019)

Final height of Everest may take a year: Survey Dept (rep 29/06/2019)

Chure range conservation: Budget crunch hits masterplan execution (ht 28/06/2019)

Gunde lake on verge of extinction (ht 18/06/2019)

Kailali wetlands, lakes disappearing at an alarming rate, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 10/06/2019)

The environmental issues troubling our country: The government needs to get its act together and express legitimate concern towards the state of the environment, by Sramika Rijal (kp 05/06/2019). 'Effective utilization of budget and human resources could lessen environmental hazards', by Sonam Lama (rep 06/05/2019)

The rustic charm of Ghale Gaun: From indulging in local Gurung cuisine to dancing to age-old cultural dances—there’s much to do in this idyllic little village, by Dipesh Khatiwada (kp 24/05/2019)

Neglected plants: As climate uncertainty looms and crops fail, the role of wild edible plants as a source of food and nutrition has become more important. But these plants remain largely neglected, by Kamal Aryal and Uma Partap (rep 22/05/2019)

Violation of EIA report may cost up to Rs 5 million penalty (rep 16/05/2019)

Dazzling Dolpo, by Sonam Choekyi Lama and Bharat Bandhu Thapa (nt 10/05/2019)

Fewa Lake conservation affected due to lack of coordination between local and province governments, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 05/05/2019)

Taking it slow in Mulkot: Day temperatures in Mulkot are above 30 degrees, but if you’re looking for a new place to explore, the town’s weather will be the last thing on your mind, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 03/05/2019)

Rukum locals against diverting Uttarganga River, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 01/05/2019)

Bettering environmental governance: As Nepal embarks on decentralized environmental governance system it is important now more than ever to create a favorable environment to carry out environmental governance effectively, by Ek Raj Sigdel (rep 21/04/2019)

Hydropower and irrigation dams are threat to freshwater fish species: Study; Experts call for immediate actions to stop degradation of aquatic resources, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/04/2019)

Parsa park closes weigh bridge in buffer zone, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 14/03/2019)

Call to maintain enviromental flow of rivers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 10/03/2019)

Army to conserve Chure region, says DPM, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 27/02/2019)

Mandatory provision to ensure quality of Environment Impact Assessment reports on the cards, by Sanjeeb Phuyal (kp 26/02/2019)

Importance of Wetland for Life, by Reeti Acharya and Ganesh Paudel (rn 16/02/2019), Save the wetlands: Despite multiple benefits, wetlands have received little attention from climate scientists and policymakers, aggravating their deterioration, by Shreyashi Bista (rep 17/02/2019)

This is the last opportunity to save Fewa Lake: Pahari, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 28/01/2019), Soil excavation starts for Fewa conservation, by Bishan Chhetri (rep 29/01/2019)

Govt misses deadline for forming Natural Resources Commission, by Ashok Dahal (rep 20/01/2019)

Bill on endangered flora, fauna passed (kp 17/01/2019)

Chinese construction along Nepal-Tibet border puts strategic land at risk: Embankment on the Arun river could flood 200 ropanis of land; Local officials say China won’t address their concerns, by Dipendra Shakya and Anil Giri (kp 14/01/2019), First things first: Steps to avoid the loss of strategic land in Nepal-Tibet border must be taken (kp 15/01/2019)

Full steam ahead: If the community comes together, Bagmati river could return to its former glory, by Tsewang Nuru Sherpa (kp 14/01/2019)

The Karnali: A 1,100km journey from the source of the Karnali in Tibet, across Nepal, to where it joins the Ganga in Bihar, by Ramesh Bhushal (nt 11/01/2019), Karnali Sacred River Corridor: Nepal’s longest and only free flowing river should be left as it is, by Megh Ale (nt 11/01/2019)

Unguarded border threatening wildlife, forest resources, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 07/01/2019)

Magic of Rapti River: Feeling like away from civilization, you can sit and marvel at the beautiful nature while your boatman and guide stands at the rear of the canoe, by Taylor Mason (rep 05/01/2019)

Climate for change: Nepal’s silent emergency: springs going dry: Nepal’s emission of greenhouse gases maybe small, but its annual growth rate is already the highest in South Asia, by Ajaya Dixit (nt 04/01/2019)

Statue project in dispute: Authorities plan a 60-foot Buddha’s edifice in the middle of Jagadishpur Lake without permission and environment impact assessment, by Manoj Paudel (kp 16/12/2018), Fowl play: Urgent action must be taken to stop encroachment at Jagdishpur Lake (kp 19/12/2018)

Parsa sanctuary builds artificial wetland, by Shankar Acharya (kp 07/12/2018)

Can we bring the Bagmati back? Despite the government’s best intentions, Bagmati may never become the pristine river it once was, by Marissa Taylor (kp)

Nature without borders: India and Nepal can cooperate in crossborder conservation, by  Sewa Bhattarai (nt 30/11/2018)

More trekkers, more trees: After 35 years, environmentalist sees much positive change on the Everest Trail, by  Adam Stern (nt 30/11/2018)

Pokhara people hail Supreme Court order on Lake Fewa: Supreme Court says implement recommendations of Lamichhane Commission report; Civil society leader Ram Bahadur Paudel says Supreme Court has sent a strong message that no one should encroach upon natural heritage, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 24/11/2018)

Rooting for the orchids: Nepal has a leading role to play in the global conservation of orchids, by Reshu Bashyal (kp 18/11/2018)

The Bagmati Beautification Drive, by Balaram Sharma Chaulagain (rn 14/11/2018)

Ministry propels green cultureBid to promote greenery and conservation education in schools, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 06/11/2018)

Bajhang herbs risk extinction as illegal harvesting thrives, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 04/11/2018)

‘Conservation of Chure crucial’ (kp 01/11/2018)

Nijgadh airport project will spell disaster, warn conservationists, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/10/2018)

Carbon credit earnings under cloud: Nepal may lose Rs 231.4 bn worth of absorbed carbon for building Nijgad airport, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 25/09/2018)

Friends in high places: Five South Asian countries come together to  conserve shrinking mountain glaciers, by Muthukumara S Mani (kp 21/09/2018)

Five South Asia countries to form regional network (kp 18/09/2018)

Highest plants on Earth discovered near Nepal glacier, by Jade Payne (rep 18/09/2018)

Not much in consideration: Rigorous basin planning exercise needs to inform wider policy in the country, by Hemant Ojha (kp 11/09/2018)

Rethinking security: Climate change and environment security is underexplored in Nepali policy circles, by Avasna Pandey (kp 09/09/2018)

Let the rivers flow: We must learn to accord reverence to our rivers and ensure that their right to flow the natural course is duly upheld (ht 17/08/2018)

Save open spaces around the country (rep 30/07/2018)

Wetland in Siraha gets attention, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 28/07/2018)

Feasibility study begins in 9 rivers of Jhapa for embankment project, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 19/07/2018)

Chure destruction force locals to relocate (rep 16/07/2018)

The wellbeing of the wilderness: A Karnali river patrol shows how difficult it is to balance livelihoods with nature protection, by Mikel Dunham (nt 15/06/2018)

Being Environmentally Responsible, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 09/06/2018)

Panel begins survey to clear Phewa Lake encroachment, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 06/06/2018)

The pitfalls of imported notions: Imported models of conservation have failed to address ground realities in Nepal, by Shradha Ghale (kp 05/06/2018)

Environment blues: Tokenism on World Environment Day has created massive environmental challenges, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 05/06/2018)

Kathmandu to plant over 1,500 saplings to observe World Environment Day (kp 03/06/2018), Campaign to focus on air and sanitation (kp 03/06/2018), Valley of Jacarandas: Efforts should be made to plant more trees to improve the quality of the air, by Motikala Subba Dewan (kp 03/06/2018)

Local govt permission mandatory for research in Everest region, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 03/06/2018)

Green activists slam Chure road plan, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/06/2018)

FM trims Chure, forest budgets, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 31/05/2018)

Himalayan Glaciers Are Wasting Away, Threatening Mountain Communities, by Neha Jain (sp 25/05/2018)

Men in green: Conservation actors have overlooked the army’s excesses in protected areas, by Shradha Ghale (kp 22/05/2018)

‘Govt to build infrastructure for environment conservation’ (kp 21/05/2018)

Yarsagumba becomes rare in Manang uplands at elevation of 3,000m (ht 18/05/2018)

A win-win solution? The tension between conservation and livelihood remains unresolved, by Shradha Ghale (kp 08/05/2018)

Clear encroachment around Phewa Lake: SC (ht 30/04/2018), Dismantle illegal structures on Fewa shores: SC (rep 30/04/2018), Pokhara folk welcome court’s decision, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 01/05/2018), Over 200 illegal structures on Fewa shores, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 01/05/2018), All illegal infrastructures to be demolished: Mayor GC, by Santosh Pokharel (ht 02/05/2018)

Gigantic enclaves are not a solution: Resource-rich lands are being fenced off from those who need them most, by Shradha Ghale (kp 27/04/2018)

‘Enact law’ for Chure range conservation: Barbara Adams Talk Series hears pleas to save natural resources (kp 25/04/2018)

Invaders: Nepal’s growing invasive plant problem endangers biodiversity conservation and livelihood sustainability, by Michele Clark and Anil Shrestha (kp 17/04/2018)

Saving biodiversity: Timely actions required, by Pramod Neupane (ht 17/04/2018)

Conference on water, environment concludes with 13-point resolution (ht 13/04/2018)

Refugees within the nation: Deceived by nature, Dhey village is on the verge of becoming a ghost village. Its people are becoming victims of refugees of climate change, by Santosh Sherchan and Rajan P. Paudel (rep 04/03/2018)

Local govts to save wetlands (kp 27/02/2018)

Herb collection in rural Bajura banned, by Arjun Sha (kp 25/02/2018)

Rautahat and Bara reject Parsa park expansion, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/02/2018), Forest officials clueless about government plan for Parsa Park: Ram Bahadur Bamjan religious group demands 700 hectares of forest land in Halkhoriya (kp 13/02/2018), The forest from the trees: The government’s plans regarding the Parsa National Park are contradictory and arbitrary (kp 14/02/2018)

Looking beyond the trees: The landscape management approach has shown itself to be the most viable conservation model, by Shubash Lohani (kp 04/02/2018)

Bad example: Environment is identified as one of the top four global risks today and, sadly, Nepal showcases that, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 02/02/2018)

Wetlands for humanity: We must preserve them for future, by Bijaya Raj Paudyal (ht 02/02/2018)

Dead fish leave behind foul stink around Kamal Pokhari: Experts blame the carnage on low oxygen level in the pond, extreme cold, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/01/2018)

On thin ice: A latest study shows expanding icy ponds on debris-covered Himalayan glaciers could be key for future water issues, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 19/01/2018)

Tinjure ponds face extinction (kp 14/01/2018)

Yes we can: Measuring the height of Everest is a tall order, but Nepal has the expertise to do it, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (kp 31/12/2017)

Collective action advised for development of HKH region: ICIMOD Director General Molden calls attention to need to include youth and women in future mountain planning and development (kp 07/12/2017)

Nepal gearing up to draft agroforestry policy: If adopted, it will be second country in the world to have such framework (kp 05/11/2017)

Chure conservation project seeking funds from non-govt donors: The government has allocated Rs 1.91 billion to  Chure conservation programme this year, which is just 20pc of the projected annual budget, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/10/2017)

Stairway to heaven: Make a once-in-lifetime pilgrimage to the sacred landscape of Phoksundo Lake, by Kunda Dixit (nt 13/10/2017)

Marijuana growing wild in Valley destroyed (ht 09/10/2017)

Shivapuri most visited nat’l park: CNP tops the list in terms of revenue generation, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/10/2017)

Sardu watershed area faces existential crisis, by Rohit Rai (rep 06/10/2017)

Project to conserve rhododendron, by Chandra Karki (kp 04/10/2017)

Water bomb: Nepal’s rivers are a disaster waiting to happen in the monsoon, and this worries India, by Pawan Roy and Saurav Raj Pant (kp 28/09/2017)

So close to Big Brother: Is this government moinister our very own minister or some anonymous, self-appointed spokesperson for the Ministry of Micromanagement?, by Devendra Gautam (rep 25/09/2017)

Nepal to measure Mount Everest next year to see if it lost height (ht 23/09/2017)

Survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins (kp 17/09/2017)

National park settlement relocation plan in limbo (ht 15/09/2017)

Shuklaphanta reopens after monsoon break, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 14/09/2017)

Khaptad’s meadows losing natural beauty (ht 24/08/2017)

The Rivers are fighting back: The only way to save Nepal from future floods is to respect a river’s right of way, by Megh Ale (nt 18/08/2017)

Kirtipur mayor seeks declaration of two ponds as wetland sites (ht 09/08/2017)

Fewa lake shrank from 10 to 4.2 sq km in 46 yrs: 700 individuals were found to be in possession of land inside the wetland conservation area, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 04/08/2017), Fewa will 'disappear' in 287 years, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 07/08/2017), Noted hoteliers lead Fewa encroachment: Probe panel, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 08/08/2017)

Leave nature alone: We should safeguard animal rights and curb rampant exploitation of earth, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 30/07/2017)

6,000 benefit from land management programme (ht 27/07/2017)

Himalayas aren’t as strong as Alps; we should know challenges they pose, interview with Madhukar Upadhya (kp 03/07/2017)

Mineral deposits likely in 96 thousand Sq Km area (ht 25/06/2017)

Govt launches bid to measure Everest height (kp 16/06/2017)

Babai River embankment starts giving way, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 14/06/2017)

Resurrecting the river, by Oskar Frelin (nt 09/06/2017)

Scientists conclude study in Annapurna area (kp 03/06/2017)

For Our Environmental Future, by Batu Uprety (sp 02/06/2017)

Locals ready to relocate from park area if paid compensation: SNNP (ht 26/05/2017)

Go green : Every ward can be asked to develop at least one garden or park where the local people can enjoy the beauty of nature and stroll around (ht 23/05/2017)

7,327 households declared ‘environment-friendly’, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 17/05/2017)

Locals halt Karnali embankment project, by Kamal Panthi (kp 03/05/2017)

Parsa Wildlife Reserve requests govt for national park status (kp 03/05/2017)

Ruby Valley locals trained for conservation, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 02/05/2017)

Squatter settlements pose hurdle to Bagmati beautification campaign (ht 23/04/2017)

DoSCWM drafts watershed management policy (ht 17/04/2017)

That’s all there is: Nepal should launch an action plan to prevent further environmental deterioration, by Durga Keshar Khanal (kp 16/04/2017)

Personhood to rivers: Although there are thousands of rivers and rivulets in Nepal, Bagmati is the only one that has come to our notice, by Swechha Ghimire (kp 13/04/2017)

SNNP locals seek compensation to relocate (ht 13/04/2017)

47 natural lakes in Kanchanpur of far-west Nepal (ht 11/04/2017)

DoSCWM steps in to protect vulnerable watershed areas (ht 02/03/2017)

Water gets scarcer inside Banke National Park, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 28/03/2017)

CSOs decide to form common platform of Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins (ht 28/03/2017)

Chure destruction rampant again, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 25/03/2017)

Freshwater Ecosystem: Costly neglect; Destruction of freshwater ecosystem has led to as much as 81 percent decline in population of some species, by Rajesh Sada (rep 22/03/2017)

14 new hot springs identified in Myagdi (ht 19/03/2017)

Trump, or no Trump? Why should environmentalists in Nepal suffer angst because Donald Trump got elected? How much worse can it get?, by Dipak Gyawali (nt 17/03/2017)

Saving Shey Phoksundo: Nepal’s largest national park needs urgent attention to curb logging, poaching and raise incomes of residents, by Dawa Palden (nt 17/03/2017)

CNP looking to expand grassland (ht 14/03/2017)

Govt serious on preserving lakes: Tourism Minister (kp 07/03/2017)

Dust in our eyes: Politicians of all hues have recklessly destroyed Nepal’s nature and ecology, by Abhi Subedi (kp 05/03/2017)

Parks and conservation: How two women at the vanguard of wildlife conservation have become agents of change, by Abha Dhital (kp 04/03/2017)

Conservation paradox: Addressing concerns, by Sheren Shrestha and Kanchan Thapa (ht 03/03/2017)

Shuklaphanta displaced block highway in protest, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/02/2017)

Himalayan river basins: 2nd phase of activities launched under SDIP2 (kp 22/02/2017)

Globalisation in the mountains: We have to rebuild and sustain traditional practices in the face of encroaching global influences, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 22/02/2017)

Re-measuring Mount Everest: India should not do it alone and in haste; it has to be a collaborative effort between Nepal, India and China, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (kp 21/02/2017)

Wetland Management In Nepal, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 02/02/2017), Gulmi losing its lakes, wetlands at alarming rate (kp 02/02/2017)

Youths gear up for rhododendron conservation, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 27/01/2017)

Resorts to be allowed back in Chitwan National Park: Govt forms a high-level committee to recommend the operation modality of the resorts inside the park (kp 26/01/2017)

Doubt over Everest’s true height spurs fresh expedition: A team of scientists are set to measure Everest in the hope of putting to rest a debate about the true height of the mountain (kp 25/01/2017)

Geologists to test quality of iron ore in Dhauwadi, by Navon Poudel (kp 22/01/2017), Detailed study of the country's largest potential iron mine hits snag, by Kalpana Bhattarai (rep 23/01/2017)

'Massive destruction of herbs, wildlife in Jajarkot', by Janak KC (rep 21/01/2017)

Govt decides land-for-land compensation for Koshi Tappu (rep 20/01/2017)

Biodiversity/climate change: Nepal will play proactive role: President (kp 11/01/2017)

Dam to increase water flow in Bagmati River mooted (ht 09/01/2017)

1,000 days of zero poaching: CNP, NA launch special patrol ahead of milestone (kp 03/01/2017)

Minister tees off project to conserve Rupa Lake, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 02/01/2017), Government to begin Rupa Lake conservation (ht 02/01/2017)

400 hA land freed from clutches of encroachers (kp 02/01/2017)

Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve’s status changed to national park (kp 27/12/2016)

Nepal told to submit sixth biodiversity report (ht 22/12/2016)

Dhaulagiri glacier shrinking, thanks to climate change, by Ghana Shyam Khadka (kp 21/12/2016)

Shuklaphanta timber for Kasthamandap reconstruction, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 21/12/2016)

Govt to conduct geophysical investigation: Country's major lakes will be inspected to check risk status (ht 19/12/2016)

Environment ministry preparing to set up EPCCC (ht 16/12/2016)

Govt to conserve Rupa lake: The work will be undertaken by Integrated Rupa Lake Conservation Development Project for which the  government has announced an outlay of Rs 1 billion, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 15/12/2016)

Elephant safari okayed in four more buffer zones, by Shiva Puri (kp 14/12/2016)

Kaski authorities unsure where to submit Lakes protection plan (ht 13/12/2016)

CNP organises awareness raising programme (ht 01/12/2016)

Chure faces threat from encroachment, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 19/11/2016)

‘Improving biodiversity, ecosystem govt priority’: Minister Bhandari says local community has immensely benefited from conservation programmes (kp 10/11/2016)

Govt to study 10 medicinal plants for conservation (kp 04/11/2016)

Rastrapati Chure-Tarai Madhes conservation development board: Minister hints at replacing board chair, by Pragati Shahi (kp 20/10/2016)

Legacy of leaders: Nepal has no dearth of conservation heroes, from one era to the next, by Anil Manandhar (kp 23/09/2016)

Land Acquisition: Four decades on, RNP yet to provide compensation, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 18/09/2016)

‘Save Rara’ campaign kicks off (kp 13/09/2016)

PWR clears 100ha of its occupied land, by Shankar Acharya (kp 04/09/2016)

Conserve Chure: Researches have proved that locally managed natural resources not only help conserve environment and ecosystem but offer income to locals (ht 29/08/2016)

Chitwan Narional Park: Encroachment unchecked (kp 21/08/2026)

Govt to promote cleanliness, greenery in Valley (kp 15/08/2016)

A close encounter with the Bagmati, by Alok Tuladhar (nt 05/08/2016)

Rupa Lake at risk of extinction (ht 31/07/2016)

Going underground: Nepal is also a land of caves, and the most cavernous of them all is Siddha Gufa in Tanahu, by Samriddhi Rai (nt 29/07/2016)

CNP launches one minute conservation ampaign (kp 26/07/2016)

Preserve biodiversity (ht 25/07/2016)

Kavre villagers start wetland conservation drive (kp 24/07/2016)

Environment Protection Council inactive for 18 years, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 13/06/2016)

The Himalayan challenge: Tackling the complexities of the risks in the Himalayas requires a critical, adaptive and interactive governance approach, by Hemant Ojha and Andrea J. Nightingale (ht 10/06/2016)

Get involved: We need to do more than wave placards and hold rallies on World Environment Day, by Sramika Rijal (kp 05/06/2016)

Nepal, US to establish ‘Sister Park’ relations (kp 04/06/2016)

Hunting reserve falls prey to encroachment: Encroachment on Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve was at its peak during the Maoist insurgency, but even now the trend has continued, say officials, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 29/05/2016)

Poison packed: Crops are becoming toxic to withstand extreme weather conditions, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 27/05/2016)

Rara National Park: Potential touristic hub, by Chandra Jung Hamal (ht 26/05/2016)

Smugglers’ threat looms large as Khaptad opens for grazing, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 17/05/2016)

Encroachment shrinking bio corridors: Conservationists say the government’s lack of plan to resettle the communities living near protected areas led to the situation, by DR Pant (11/05/2016)

Manang locals set out for yarsa collection (ht 04/05/2016)

Bagmati river preservation: 22 parks, greenery stations in the offing, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/05/2016)

New action plan devised to enhance CNP’s security (ht 22/04/2016)

Far West water sources dry up in worst drougth: Many lakes on the foothills of the Mahabharat range go dry, causing drinking water scarcity, by DR Panta (kp 16/04/2016), Water sources drying up fast in hills, Tarai, by Amar Khadka and Dhruba Dangal (rep 18/04/2016)

Environment unfriendly: There is a disturbing disconnect between Nepal’s success in nature conservation and an indifferent political class, by Navian Singh Khadka (kp 15/04/2016)

Let’s fix it: We need to understand our biophysical sensitivity and take timely actions to address environmental problems, by Uttam Babu Shrestha (kp 12/04/2016)

River control plan lies dead for lack of chief, by Kamal Panthi (kp 12/04/2016)

Saving Sirisiya: We had identified some industries as polluters of this river and recommended actions against them; Nothing was done, by Jaspal Singh (rep 11/04/2016)

Future of Fewa Lake at stake, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 10/04/2016)

Development versus environment: PM’s directive to bypass EIA draws flak; Oli concerned over delay caused by environment assessment in development activities (kp 03/04/2016)

Restoring resorts: The debate about whether or not to allow wildlife resorts inside national parks flares up again, by Smriti Basnet (nt 01/04/2016), Conservation and Tourism: The two can go hand-in-hand and Nepal has shown how to do it, by Kristjan Edwards (nt 01/04/2016), Save nature from politicians: Patronage and corruption threaten to undo Nepal’s achievements in conservation (nt 01/04/2016) [Not only nature, so many other spheres of life as well!]

KU conducts first glacier survey with help of drone (kp 30/03/2016)

Rasuwa by night, by Thomas Mattey (kp 26/03/2016)

Rara lake’s water level drops by 1.5 metres: The Karnali region has not received rainfall for months, causing a marked drop in the water level of Rara Lake and Karnali River, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 24/03/2016)

MoI told to initiate petroleum exploration work (ht 19/03/2016), Study on extracting minerals (ht 19/03/2016)

Huge iron ore reserves found in Nawalparasi: The deposits could amount to more than 8 million tonnes, making them the largest in Nepal, according to government officials, by Narayan Sharma (kp 17/03/2016), Iron ore exploration team excited (ht 23/03/2016)

Conservationists  make  pitch for ‘green bench’ (kp 13/03/2016)

The Virgin Glacial Lake: The Gurung village of Sikles and an epic journey to the virgin glacial lake of Annapurna II—where not a soul, neither a local nor a tourist, crossed paths —offers a short but awe-inspiring trek, by Anuj Adhikary (kp 12/03/2016)

CNP plans to introduce wild buffalo, swamp deer: CNP official claims the park is an ideal habitat for wild buffalo and swamp deer (kp 08/03/2016)

Govt plans study of wetlands in 22 districts: The study is expected to come up with detailed info about wetlands, including their status, importance and their contribution (kp 06/03/2016)

Lawmakers press for Chure region conservation (kp 05/03/2016)

Looking at Chure: The central interventions can do more harm than good in the absence of local authority, by Jagannath Adhikari and Hemant Ojha (kp 03/03/2016)

Rupa and other lakes: Need to rescue them, by Yubaraj Gurung and D.B. Chhetri (ht 02/03/2016)

The Vertical University: From Koshi Tappu to Kangchenjunga, this unique biodiversity conservation and learning region will stretch 8km into the sky, by Rajeev Goyal and Priyanka Bista (nt 26/02/2016)

Banned lichen seized, by Thakursingh Tharu (kp 22/02/201)

Kanchanjunga Conservation Area office set up (kp 13/02/2016)

Contested Chure Government should not have declared 13 percent of the country’s surface as ‘environment conservation area’ in haste, by Hemant R. Ojha and Sindhu Prasad Dhungana (kp 04/02/2016)

Listing has little impact on Ramsar wetlands; Lake cluster of Pokhara—Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Dipang, Gunde, Maidi, Neurani, Kamal and Khaste—to be listed today (kp 02/02/2016), Nine lakes on Ramsar list (ht 02/02/2016), Vulnerable wetlands: Nepal should create an enabling policy environment that builds national level commitment to wetland conservation, by Bhawani Shankar Sangol (rep 02/02/2016), Running dryGovt should work closely with local communities to conserve wetlands (kp 03/02/2016)

Diminishing wetlands: In Nepal there are 20 ethnicities that are traditionally dependent on wetlands for their livelihoods, by Mangleswori Dhonju (kp 02/02/2016)

Embankment delay puts Bardiya settlements at flood risks, by Kamal Panthi (kp 31/01/2016)

Nepal fares badly on EPI (kp 29/01/2016)

Japan extends help for soil conservation (kp 22/01/2016)

Far west lakes in peril for want of conservation (ht 18/01/2016)

Delay in appointing Chure board affects works (kp 13/01/2016)

Chitwan National Park grappling with rampant encroachment (ht 12/01/2016)

Khanal, Chure board quit over differences with minister, by Pragati Shahi (kp 27/11/2015)

Green tape: The government needs to take up the smart city initiative with a fanatical zeal, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 16/11/2015)

Biodiversity Conservation, by Ganesh Paudel (rn 31/10/2015)

Saving biosphere: Many countries have designated biosphere reserves to protect biodiversity. But not Nepal, by Dinesh Raj Bhuju (rep 07/10/2015), Call of the wild: Local communities play a crucial role in conserving biodiversity (kp 09/10/2015)

Impact of climate change on South Asia: Nepal’s economy among hardest hit, by Sharada Adhikari (ht 02/10/2015)

Greenbacks into greenery: Government institutions have a critical role in finding ways to use remittance for adaptation, by Ram Prasad Lamsal and Buddhi Bahadur Khadka (kp 20/09/2015)

Conservation trophies: In Nepal, a debate rages over whether trophy hunting is the ideal way to earn revenue for conservation, by Sarthak Mani (nt 18/09/2015)

Govt pledges to protect Fewa and Rupa lakes (kp 15/09/2015)

Kanchenjunga conservation area: WWF to terminate project after 18 yrs (kp 09/09/2015)

River banks to be cleared of all kinds of encroachment (ht 17/08/2015)

Ranipokhari drying up after quake (ht 10/08/2015)

Rally against Koshi Tappu expansion (ht 09/08/2015)

‘No assist in formulating chure Act’ (kp 06/08/2015)

Option to improve: Academic programmes in environmental studies are still reluctant to incorporate elements of humanities, by Amulya Ratna Tuladhar (kp 05/08/2015)

Locals protest govt plan to expand Koshi Tappu reserve, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 04/08/2015)

Water hyacinth plagues Begnas Lake: Leaves locals, tourism entrepreneurs worried, by Rup Narayan Dhakal (ht 25/07/2015)

Trees planted on Bagmati banks (kp 19/07/2015), 200 saplings planted on banks of Bagmati (ht 26/07/2015)

Koshi Tappu expansion plan: 1,400 families fear displacement, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 10/07/2015)

Nepal skies graced with extraordinary ‘circular rainbow’ halo around sun, by Keshav P. Koirala (ht 09/07/2015)

Know thy land: It is time to invest in gathering Geographic Information System-based topographical data, by Tank Ojha (kp 28/06/2015)

Government survey finds major glacial lakes safe, by Riwaj Rai (rep 24/06/2015)

Focus on environmental impacts during recovery: REA (ht 22/06/2015)

New law for Chure conservation: Prez (kp 18/06/2015), President stresses conservation of Chure range (ht 18/06/2015)

China says Nepal quake moved Everest southwest (ht 17/06/2015), Mt Everest moved three centimeters southwest: Chinese survey, by Riwaj Rai (rep 17/06/2015)

Scientists warn Everest glaciers at risk of disappearing by end of this century (kp 28/05/2015)

Government forms REA to address post-quake scenario (ht 27/05/2015)

Integrating disaster resilience in ecosystems management, by Janita Gurung (ht 22/05/2015)

Slipping and sliding: The earthquakes will leave a lasting impact on the Nepali landscape, especially its slopes and watersheds, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 20/05/2015)

Valley height raised by 80cm: Survey Department (kp 07/05/2015), Quake elevated Valley by 80 cm: Survey, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 07/05/2015)

Between a rock and a hard place: To wean villagers who live around the Chitwan National Park from their involvement in poaching rackets will require much effort from both the government and locals, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/04/2015)

Glacial lake at just 2,546m, govt yet to fathom its potential, by Bhim Ghimire (kp 08/04/2015), Melting of glacial lake threatens life, property (kp 10/04/2015)

At what cost?, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 04/04/2015), Just beyond the margins: Poor farmers with small holdings ravaged by floods and wild animals from the Chitwan National Park can barely eke out a living in Meghauli, by Tiku Gauchan (kp 04/04/2015)

Campaign to conserve, promote rare crop species launched, by Bharat Koirala (ht 28/03/2015)

Mustang in march: here are many obscure villages in Lower Mustang that are mystical and can be reached on a day’s hike from Jomsom, by Cynthia Choo and Kenji Kwok (nt 20/03/2015)

Authorities to expand Parsa, Koshi Tappu reserves (kp 18/03/2015)

Protecting Pokhara’s crown jewel: After years of negligence, Phewa Lake finally seems to be receiving the care that it badly needs, by Ishwori Neupane (kp 14/03/2015)

Karnali embankment work begins, by Kamal Panthi (kp 01/03/2015)

Achham lakes drying up in lack of conservation efforts, by Ram Bahadur Kunwar (rep 26/02/2015)

Rich biodiversity of Kangchenjunga Challenges of global concern, by Pratikshya Kandel and Nakul Chettri (ht 23/02/2015)

Wetlands for our future: Political commitment and cooperation from locals can help conserve wetlands, by Maheshwar Dhakal  (kp 01/02/2015), Seven lakes in Lekhnath on verge of extinction: Human encroachment,inaction on the part of authorities putting water bodies at risk, by Bharat Koirala (ht 01/02/2015), Wetlands for the world: Diversity under threat, by Deepika Pandey (ht 03/02/2015), Protect The Earth’s Kidneys – Wetlands, by Bijaya Raj Paudyal (rn 06/02/2015)

Villagers left to deal with effects of deforestation, aggregate mining, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 27/01/2015)

NTNC to manage Acap for five additional years  (kp 18/01/2015)

Community first: The government must trust locals to continue with its conservation efforts in the Annapurna region, by Hum Gurung (kp 15/01/2015)

ACAP management handover: MPs, community reps seek NTNC’s tenure extension (kp 11/01/2015)

Bagmati cleaning campaign: Solid waste from Sanepa, Balkhu points extracted (ht 04/01/2015)

Pokhara sub-metropolis says it will conserve, manage Fewa Lake (ht 04/01/2015)

Chure deforestation, excavations impact lives in Tarai, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 03/01/2015)
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