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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)

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve starts boat registration, by Amar Khadka (rep 27/12/2014)

Illegal mining of natural resources goes unabated, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 08/12/2014)

‘Chure will become a desert if not conserved’ (kp 05/12/2014)

Youths show interest in conservation activities, by Dipendra Baduwal and Pawan Yadav (kp 03/12/2014)

Nepal in Asia Protected Area Partnership: IUCN (kp 19/11/2014)

Scientists use bugs against water hyacinth nuisance (ht 05/11/2014)

Drying up: Neglect and levelling of ponds have directly contributed to the drying up of fresh water springs in Nepal's mid hills, by Binod Sharma (kp 05/11/2014)

Bid to let Hanumante Khola run in its natural course (ht 03/11/2014)

Fewa likely to vanish in decades: Experts (ht 31/10/2014)

Banned medicinal herbs beingsmuggled from far-west districts (ht 30/10/2014)

Kailash Mansarobar conservation drive begins, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 29/10/2014)

Looking into Chure ecosystem: Science-based understanding, by Bikram Tamang (ht 29/10/2014), 'Chure conservation limited to saplings work', by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 29/10/2014)

Land encroachment rampant in Kailali, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 27/10/2014)

Calls for conservation of Kanchenjunga area, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 20/10/2014)

Panel to visit Chure districts (kp 17/10/2014)

Chitwan jungle resorts: Writ against contracts renewal quashed (kp 17/10/2014)

Biodiversity conservation: Experts stress on cross-border co-op (kp 12/10/2014)

In memory: Eight years ago, Nepal lost many of its conservation heroes; their examples must live on, by Bijaya Raj Paudyal (kp 08/10/2014)

Water hyacinths affect fishing community, by Shiva Sharma (kp 27/09/2014)

Ecology and democracyEfforts to create a more inclusive society will fail if a greener political agenda is not adopted immediately, by G�rard Toffin (kp 19/09/2014)

Ruining the view: A weed harvester can solve the problem of water hyacinth invasion in Fewa Lake, by Anil Baral (kp 17/09/2014)

Panels to study Chure conservation issues (kp 12/09/2014)

Locals demand gradual handover of ACAP, by Pragati Shahi (kp 05/09/2014)

Mining Ban lift criticised (kp 04/09/2014)

Five areas of intervention outlined for Chure project (kp 29/08/2014)

Mystical Dolpa in the mist: One of Nepal’s last roadless districts seeks to protect its pristine remoteness, by Hum Gurung (nt 29/08/2014)

Stir announced against Chure conservation project (kp 22/08/2014), Illegal mining of sand, gravel goes unchecked despite ban, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 22/08/2014)

31 agencies interested in Save Bagmati Campaign (kp 18/08/2014)

WWF launches Generation Green campaign: Introduces mentorship opportunity for youth to promote leadership (ht 16/08/2014)

Govt to plant trees along the riverbanks (ht 10/08/20143)

Closure of crushers industries leave hundreds of locals in a lurch (ht 09/08/2014), Crusher industry ban to be relaxed (ht 12/08/2014), Ministries at odds over crusher regulations, by Pragati Shahi (kp 15/08/2014)

Need for change: Top-down administrative control has never helped to conserve forest resources, by Keshav Bhattarai (rep 07/08/2014)

Call for immediate action to conserve Fewa Lake (ht 06/08/2014)

NPC partners with IUCN to draft nature conservation strategy (kp 01/08/2014), Emulating the past: Chure conservation could learn from the experiences of community management in Dhankuta’s Sildhunga forests, by Jagadish Chandra Baral (kp 01/08/2014)

Protest against state ban on extraction from Chure (ht 31/07/2014)

Chure panel to focus on integrated plan (kp 30/07/2014)

UN Assembly to show Jagadishpur Lake doc, by Manoj Poudel (kp 30/07/2014)

73 Dhading sand processing industries to shut down (ht 29/07/2014)

We need to consider the fragility of Chure ecosystem, interview with Mahesh Acharya (kp 28/07/2014)

Bid to save Maipokhari wetland: Experts start geological study, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 26/07/2014)

Shivapuri entry fee forcyclists hiked heavily (ht 26/07/2014)

All illegally-run crusher plants in Dang shut down, by Devendra Basnet (rep 26/07/2014)

DDCs oppose ban on silt extraction (kp 25/07/2014)

Over-harvesting yarsagumba: At the rate the yarsa is being harvested, it could become extinct in the near future, by Bachhu BK (nt 25/07/2014), Himalayan ginseng: Adding value to yarsagumba and regulating it may help Nepal profit more equitably from the trade, by Bishwo Paudel (nt 25/07/2014)

Lawmakers make pitch for local’s role in chure (kp 24/07/2014)

Ban on river material export comes into effect (ht 18/07/2014)

Chure conservation: Stakeholders differ on ways (ht 09/07/2014), State-community mistrust impedes Chure conservation efforts (rep 09/07/2014), Outside the box: Chure conservation requires unconventional thinking; the ‘command and control’ approach is a waste of time and resources, by Jagadish Chandra Baral (kp 15/07/2014)

Greenery to get boost in cities, villages, by Pragati Shahi (kp 05/07/2014)

Yarcha collectors return empty-handed, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 05/07/2014)

Conservation theory: Understanding socio-ecological systems as an integrated whole could be a promising theoretical base for conservation, by Kamal Raj Gaire (kp 03/07/2014)

On the right track: To conserve the Chure, the illegal outflow of resources to North India must be stopped (kp 01/07/2014)

Panel uses science to save Chure, by Pragati Shahi (kp 30/06/2014)

Environment concerns: Dolpa locals seek Yarcha harvest ban (kp 26/06/2014), Dolpa folks appeal govt to ensure their rights over local resources (rep 26/06/2014)

Sustain and prosper: Ensuring sustainability in production and consumption of natural resources is the only way to save them from the posterity, by Prakash Katwal (rep 25/06/2014)

Govt plans to manage ACAP draws criticism, by Pragati Shahi (kp 20/06/2014)

Chure declared conservation zone, by Pragati Shahi (kp 18/06/2014), Ban comes intoeffect on exportof river materials (ht 18/06/2014), Government enforces fresh ban on aggregate export (rep 18/06/2014), Forest users decry government Chure conservation programme, by Pragati Shahi (kp 19/06/2014), Forest users all out against Chure conservation campaign (rep 19/06/2014), Chure declaration deepens state-community mistrust, by Om Astha Rai (20/06/2014), Rescue of the Chure: Thirty-four million years of geological heritage is being destroyed in a bout of rapaciousness, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 20/06/2014), Govt warns of action against obstruction (kp 22/06/2014)

Shrinking Fewa on verge of losing its vastness: Rampant encroachment casts shadow on conservation efforts; Experts say they are worried (ht 07/06/2014)

CNP in '35 amazing national parks on earth' list, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 07/06/2014)

DFO opposes silt mining bid (kp 06/06/2014)

Public concerns to save environment ‘missing’, by Pragati Shahi (kp 05/06/2014), Whose concerns? Environmental agendas must be guided by ground realities (kp 06/06/2014)

A consensus for action: Development cannot come at the cost of the air we breathe, the water we drink or the Nepal we leave behind, by Gagan Thapa and Kashish Das Shrestha (kp 05/06/2014)

Morang to shut down all crusher plants in district, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 05/06/2014)

Chure conservation: Minister hints at Army deployment (kp 02/06/2014), President: Political will necessary to save Chure (kp 04/06/2014)

Chure miners resume illegal export of aggregate to India, by Madan Thakur (rep 01/06/2014)

Dock being built at Phewa Lake without permit, by Shiva S harma (kp 29/05/2014)

Connecting 'islands': Biodiversity in Nepal, by Janita Gurung and Pratikshya Kandel (rep 22/05/2014), Building on successes: Thew long history of biodiversity decline must stimulate efforts for conservation, by Deependra Joshi (rep 22/05/2014)

Himalaya glaciers are fragmenting, says report, by Om Astha Rai (rep 17/05/2014)

Historic ponds drying up in key tourist hotspot, by Bhim Dewan (rep 15/05/2014)

Villagers defy rule in rush for Yarcha (kp 11/05/2014), Yarsa season begins in hills: Locals head to highlands (ht 11/05/2014)

Feasibility study on iron mines begins in eastern districts (ht 27/04/2014)

Pokhara to house biodiversity park, by Shiva Sharma (kp 24/04/2014)

Parasi DFO to prevent sand, stone mining from streams, by Bechu Gaud (kp 20/04/2014)

Lakes, ponds in Bajura on verge of extinction (ht 20/04/2014)

Nepal, India and Bhutan agree on new transboundary landscape for Hindu Kush (rep 18/04/2014)

Nepal selected for carbon market (kp 17/04/2014), REDD+ readiness can bring resources worth $70 million to Nepal (ht 19/04/2014), Nepal's note on emission cuts approved (rep 19/04/2014), To get ready for REDD+: The Government of Nepal, the World Bank as well as the promoters of the REDD activities should guarantee the rights of indigenous people, by Dev Kumar Sunuwar (rep 09/05/2014)

Illegal mining of sand, stones goes unchecked in Morang, Sunsari, by Bhim Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 16/04/2014)

Chure range erosion unabated (ht 15/04/2014)

Water level  in Tamakoshi alarmingly down (ht 15/04/2014)

Encroachment in country’s only hunting reserve, by Prakash Baral and Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 10/04/2014)

Concerns for Rapti embankment delay, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 03/04/2014)

‘Earth Hour’ to raise green fund (kp 30/03/2014)

DDC urged to remove illegal crusher industries, by Bechu Gaud (kp 30/03/2014)

E-petitioners grow in number to protect CNP, by Pragati Shahi (kp 27/03/2014)

Ilam wetlands drying up, by Biplab Bhattarai (kp 26/03/2014)

450 hectare of land turns barren in Tanahun (ht 23/03/2014)

Wetlands vanishing due to human encroachment, silting, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 22/03/2014)

Illegal crusher plants ordered to shut down, by Bechu Gaud (kp 12/03/2014), Stakeholders concerned by illegal sand mining in Chure region, by Pawan Yadav (kp 13/03/2014), Three trucks load of sand seized (kp 13/03/2014), Crusher plants along Indrawati making mockery of govt authority, laws, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 20/03/2014)

Minister decries rail plan via Chitwan Park, by Pragati Shahi (kp 07/03/2014)

Government acts on preserving Chure, by Pragati Shahi (kp 06/03/2014), Govt suspends registration of new crushers in Chure (rep 07/03/2014), Government starts closing crushers in Chure region, by Mithilesh Yadav (kp 11/03/2014)

PCCP falls flat in President's home district, by Suresh Yadav (rep 24/02/2014)

Kavilvastu lakes await conservation efforts, by Manoj Poudel (kp 24/02/2014)

Saving The Holy Himalayas, by Safal Sharma (rn 21/02/2014)

Raniban to be developed into biodiversity park, by Santosh Kharel (rep 14/02/2014)

Herb collection bleeding Bajura dry (ht 10/02/2014)

Chure land mgmt project launched (kp 07/02/2014), WWF project for Churia range conservation (rep 07/02/2014)

Tinau river surface subsides by 15 meters, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 07/02/2014), 'Bed-bars' to prevent Tinau riverbed from sinking further, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 25/02/2014)

Conservation matters: National parks are for the future of the Nepali people and the planet, by Hum Gurung (nt 07/02/2014)

‘Efforts on to enlist Kaski lakes as Ramsar sites’, by Shiva Sharma (kp 03/02/2014), Dire straits: The pressure on wetlands is likely to intensify soon due to climatew change and increased demand for land and water, by Deependra Joshi (rep 04/02/2014)

Campaign for greener Kathmandu, by Pragati Shahi (kp 31/01/2014)

Natural History Museum plan consigned to oblivion (ht 31/01/2014)

Strategic moves: Environmental considerations must be included in national policies to ensure sustainable development, by Ram B. Khadka and Shailendra Guragain (kp 30/01/2014)

Far-western region lakes endangered (ht 29/01/2014)

Nepal clinches 139th position in environment index (ht 27/01/2014)

Tresspassing into nature: Planned new east-west railroad and Hulaki highway threaten the Chitwan National Park, by Bhrikuti Rai and Sunir Pandey (nt 24/01/2014)

9 Pokhara lakes up for Ramsar recognition (kp 24/01/2014)

Herb smuggling endangers species (ht 16/01/2014)

Govt to boost President's Chure Conservation Program: More government departments to be involved, by Om Astha Rai (rep 11/01/2014)

Rampant encroachment on govt land (ht 05/01/2014)

Gendered woods: Reforms need to be made to Nepal’s highly undemocratic and androcentric conservation sector, by Sangita Thapa (kp 26/12/2013)

Shuklaphanta displaced victims still await proper compensation, by Bikram Giri (rep 23/12/2013)

Once ignored, mountain agendas now draw global attention, by Om Astha Rai (rep 11/12/2013)

Keeping it in the community: Community conservation areas can build functional links between livelihood security and conservation, by Pallavi Dhakal (kp 04/12/2013)

Saving the hills: Churia conservation, by Gokarna Jung Thapa (rep 09/11/2013)

Taking a stand on the Koshi: Defending a way of life; While Nepal's hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging, by Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez (rep 18/10/2013)

Waterway Transportation Not Commercially Feasible In Nepal: Study, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 10/10/2013)

Saving the hills: Due to lack of proper land use and implementation plans, Churia is degrading and losing its main ecosystem services, by Gokarna Jung Thapa (rep 09/10/2013)

Political instability affected conservation efforts: Prez Yadav (kp 24/09/2013)

Govt gearing up for green governance (ht 15/09/2013)

Biodiversity conservation: A valid pursuit, by Jagadish Chandra Baral (ht 10/09/2013)

Lack of fixed area hindering Fewa conservation (ht 26/08/2013)

Think new: Chure conservation, by Jagadish Chandra Baral (rep 26/08/2013)

Conservation in action: Locals of a village in Kailali join hands to conserve forest and wildlife, by Krishna Prasad Sigdel (ht 16/08/2013)

Force Nepal’s campaign to protect environment (ht 12/08/2013)

Land encroachmenton massive scale, by Binod Tripathi (kp 07/08/2013)

Concern over final rites: Crematorium a fit vehicle, by Mani Dixit (ht 05/08/2013)

Shrinking Rara Lake has authorities worried (ht 04/08/2013)

Nepal poised to take the lead on Conservation Genetics, by Stuti Basnyet (rep 02/08/2013)

Locals join hands to save Chure, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 24/06/2013)

Urban ornaments: Trees in the city, by Suman S. Bhattarai (rep 20/06/2013)

Parks boon for joggers, visitors, by Samik Kharel (kp 11/06/2013)

The economy needs oxygen: Recent history shows that authoritarians have been the main enemies of the environment (nt 07/06/2013)

Everest by any other name: To lose sight of how the name Everest came to be used is to ignore history, by Deepak Thapa (kp 06/06/2013)

Int’l Environment Day celebrations becoming merely an annual ritual, by Pragati Shahi (kp 05/06/2013), Green grow the rushes: Nepal needs to think seriously and act urgently to embrace sustainable development for its own sake, by Gagan Thapa and Kashish Das Shrestha (kp 05/06/2013), Environment Day celebrated—and that’s it (kp 06/06/2013)

Let them be: Tree felling in Ring Road, by Pramada Shah (rep 04/06/2013)

"Thrilled At Greening City", interview with Chanda Rana (sp 31/05/2013)

Mountain madness: Money cannot undo the damage inflicted on the mountains and climate, by Shyam K.C. (kp 31/05/2013)

Govt, civic bodies join hands for environment (ht 28/05/2013)

Ecology meets politics: Rehabilitating land is much easier than dealing with built-forms such as buildings and roads, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 26/05/2013)

Pockets of prosperity: Protected areas, by Siddhartha B. Bajracharya (rep 23/05/2013)

Water, water everywhere: Biodiversity conservation and water security go hand in hand, by Nabin Bhattarai (kp 22/05/2013)

WWF Nepal celebrates 20 years of conservation partnerships (nn 20/05/2013)

Bardia, water snails and waiting for the tiger, by Sanjib Chaudhary (nn 20/05/2013)

Karnali highs, by Abhay K. (kp 18/05/2013)

The Churia region: Crying out for conservation, by Shyam Nandan Mandal (ht 16/05/2013)

Govt warming up to green house concept, by Pragati Shahi (kp 14/05/2013)

KSLCD Initiative to be launched this month (ht 14/05/2013)

On Rara’s shores, by Pragati Shahi (kp 11/05/2013)

Pact on transboundary landscape conservation (ht 04/05/2013)

RNP showsway in overgrazing fight, by Pragati Shahi (ht 03/05/2013)

Rs 4b programme to conserve Bagmati river (kp 01/05/2013)

Environment protection to get due priority (ht 28/04/2013)

When rhododendrons flower, by Dewan Rai (kp 27/04/2013)

Parks and recreation: Loss of open public space in urban areas has had a negative impact on health (kp 19/04/2013)

CNP lakes, ponds drying up, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp 15/04/2013), Land encroachmenton rise (kp 15/04/2013)

Iron butterflies: Violence against women goes hand in hand with the degradation of natural resources, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 07/04/2013)

Stop using heavy equipment to open tracks in Palpa: CIAA, by Madhav Aryal (kp 27/03/2013)

Kanchan clean-up drive, by Ananda Gautam (kp 27/03/2013)

Voices of the unheard: Great recognition must be given to the important role women play in protecting the rangelands in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), by Manohara Khadka and Muhammad Ismail (rep 08/03/2013)

Plan to expand Parsa Reserve, by Shankar Acharya (kp 06/03/2013)

Surkhet follows Kathmandu in bid to replenish depleting greenery, by Pragati Shahi (kp 28/02/2013)

Legal aspects of regional co-operation for basin optimisation: With reference to Koshi River, by Y.B. Thapa (ht 20/02/2013)

President Chure Conservation Programme: Two years on, region’s sufferings see no end (kp 17/02/2013)

Chitwan’s lifelines, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/02/2013)

Govt to launch new strategy to conserve Chure (kp 10/02/2013)

Political limbo puts ACAP fate in balance, by Pragati Shahi (kp 06/02/2013), Conserving conservation: Nepal’s showcase eco-tourism project in the Annapurnas is facing a delicate transition, by Sara Parker (nt 08/02/2013)

'Himalayan Viagra' on a constant decline, warn biologists (nn 31/01/2013), Study says Yarchagumba could face extinction, by Pragati Shahi (kp 03/02/2013)

ACAP management: Ministry for NTNC term extension, by Pragati Shahi (kp 27/01/2013)

How the land lies: Conservation of Chure, by Jagat Deuja (rep 24/01/2013)

Building a house? Make room for 2 trees too (kp 02/01/2013)

Saving Annapurna: The responsibility of managing the Annapurna Conservation Area should go to the people who live there, by Hum Gurung (kp 25/12/2012)

Govt apathetic to Maipokhari conservation: Locals, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 17/12/2012)

Green Ilam gets greener: Eastern Nepal's model township is on its way to becoming the country's first Green City, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 14/12/2012)

The common future, by Gopal S. Rawat and Eklabya Sharma (rep 11/12/2012)

Environmental advertising an issue not to be sniffed at, by Basudha Gautam (kp 02/12/2012)

Green Kathmandu drive begins (kp 29/11/2012)

Prez opens geology meet (kp 29/11/2012)

Help save the Chure Hills: They say Nepal is 'landlocked', but it looks these days more like a country without 'locks', by Tirtha Bahadur Shrestha (nt 23/11/2012)

Memory remains: A test case in Nepal, by Jagadish Chandra Baral (rep 20/11/2012)

Rupa lake under threat of encroachment, by Basanti Bastola (kp 12/11/2012)

‘Chure must be preserved’: President says the natural heritage has been neglected (ht 07/11/2012)

Two projects for Sleshmantak area conservation (kp 05/11/2012)

Over dozen lakes face extinction threat (ht 29/10/2012)

Wetland shrinking alarming: Experts, by Pragati Shahi (kp 17/10/2012)

Wildlife park, recreation centre to be built in Bhaktapur (nn 03/10/2012)

Community forests earn $44,000 in Dolakha: Study shows 35 forests sequester 1.254m tonnes of carbon dioxide (kp 25/09/2012)

Taking nature back to people: Six years after Nepal's top conservationists were killed in a helicopter crash, communities work to conserve their legacy, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 21/09/2012)

In the shadow of Annapurna: The Annapurna conservation project must find ways to reconcile its conflict with locals over resources, by Gopal Guragain (nt 07/09/2012)

The future catches up with Mustang: Mustang is usually preceded with words like 'lost', 'hidden' or 'forbidden', today it is none of those things, by Mark Whittaker (nt 07/09/2012)

Three-country initiative on biodiversity (kp 22/08/2012)

High-altitude visions: The Alps in Europe might share commonalities with our very own Himalayas, but are far advanced in terms of the developmental strategies adopted for the region, by Pragati Shahi (kp 11/08/2012)

Shouldering burden to revive lost glory, by Pragati Shahi (kp 07/08/2012), Fallen from holy grace, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 07/08/2012)

Future of conservation: Managing the ACA, by Siddhartha B. Bajracharya (rep 02/08/2012), Fate of Annapurna area management remains on a knife-edge (kp 08/08/2012)

6-month extension for ACAP term (kp 29/07/2012)

Encroachment affects lakes in Lekhnath (ht 12/07/2012)

Govt devises integrated plan to save Bagmati (kp 10/07/2012)

Surrendering to nature, the hard way, by Sameek Pokharel (kp 22/06/2012)

Heightened hope for Bagmati revival: Bagmati Civilisation Committee to use Rs 4 billion loan from Asian Development Bank (kp 12/06/2012)

Unauthorized gravel extraction goes unchecked, by Amar Khadka (rep 10/06/2012)

Green shoots: World environment day, by Madhav Karki (rep 05/06/2012), No going green at cost of development: Experts, by Pragati Shahi (kp 05/06/2012), Women at the forefront: Gender dimensions of the green economy are important in a mountain context, by Manohara Khadka (kp 05/06/2012), A dangerous void: Environment issues post CA, by Gagan Thapa and Kashish Das Shrestha (rep 06/06/2012), Semantics of democracy, by Dharma Adhikari (rep)

Monetising nature: An international study to calculate dollars and cents that locals can earn from conservation of Nepal's parks (nt 25/05/2012)

Give us some trees: Greenery in a city has a multitude of benefits (kp 25/05/2012)

Focus on the fragments: We have to realise that we are not living in normal times and that the earth is fast-deteriorating, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 13/05/2012)

Pokhara perils: Landslides caused by slope failures are common in the Pokhara valley. But neither is local history trusted, nor is modern technology employed as a precautionary measure, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 13/05/2012)

Villagers ready to take govt to court, by Manoj Adhikari (rep 03/05/2012)

Hotels inside CNP reluctant to relocate, by Samiksha Koirala (rep 29/04/2012)

Fewa shrinking draws govt notice, by Manoj Adhikari (rep 24/04/2012), 138 hectares of Phewa Lake land encroached: Surveyors, by Ishwori Neupane (kp 25/04/2012)

For A President’s Churiya Dream To Come True, by Uday R. Sharma (sp 20/04/2012)

Politicking on mountains: Can Nepal be a leader?, by Raju Pandi Chhetri (hrt 17/04/2012)

Decoding glacier behaviour, by Arun Bhakta Shrestha (rep 01/04/2012)

Water & Wetlands, by Ravi Sharma Aryal (sp 29/03/2012)

Govt to seek int’l help to measure Everest height (kp 01/03/2012)

Half dozen lakes on verge of extinction (kp 26/02/2012)

Biodiversity conservation: Nurturing nature, by Uday R. Sharma (rep 22/02/2012)

Ridiculous Environment Protection Policy: Nepal Headed for Economic Ruin, by A.B. Thapa (sp 10/02/2012)

Wet and wild, by Hum Gurung (kp 05/02/2012)

Sharp decline in Yarcha collection, says report, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/02/2012)

For nature and people, by Ritu Meher Shrestha (rep 02/02/2012)

Biodiversity under threat: Roads to perdition, by Uday R. Sharma (rep 31/01/2012))

Chure degradation upsets President (kp 23/01/2012)

Ramauli-Pratappur relocation work to resume (rep 22/01/2012)

What is stalling the BAP?, by Smriti Mallapaty (kp 21/01/2012)

Conservation area sought in Chure, by DR Panta (kp 15/01/2012)

Sustaining the unsustainable: Economic development need not be done so dirtily that you harm the poor people who were supposed to benefit, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 13/01/2012)

Change of guards, by Pragati Shahi (kp 07/01/2012)

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