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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Exploitation of Chure

Although Chure degradation has been identified as a major national problem, its continued exploitation has not been stopped due to the weakness of the...

Private forest becoming good source of income

Hetauda : Locals have expanded sources of income by developing their uncultivated land as private forest.. It has gained momentum in Hetauda with the...

Grasslands decreasing every year in Chitwan National Park

CHITWAN : Grasslands are decreasing in Chitwan National Park, the oldest national park of Nepal, every year. Until 1970, 20 percent of the park area...

The human health benefits of conserving and restoring peatlands

It is well known that peatlands matter for livelihoods, carbon storage, flood mitigation, and water quality, but a recent study has shown that peatlands also...

Timber smuggling on rise in Chure area

Nijgad : The smuggling of timber in Chure area is on rise lately. Smugglers were found to have cut down saal, khayar, saaj and...

FECOFUN’s concern over Forest Act

Kathmandu : The Federation of Community Forest Users' Nepal (FECOFUN) has been concerned over some provisions in the new Forest Act 2076. It has said...

Kenya to plant 2 billion tree seedlings by 2022 to increase forest cover

KISUMU, Kenya -- Kenya said Thursday it has stepped up efforts to foster public-private partnerships to boost ongoing environmental conservation efforts. Kariako Tobiko, environment...

Helping countries with biodiversity conservation targets

Much of the work of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is not headline-grabbing and involves things like gap analysis, assessments, strategic action plans...

Industrial area project affects plan of community forest

Kathmandu : The government’s initiative to establish industrial area in Shaktikhor, Chitwan has affected the preparation to open Udayapur Community Improved Furniture Industry, putting...

‘Guardian of the forest’ killed in Amazon ambush

SAO PAULO - A Brazilian land defender was killed and a second injured in an ambush by loggers in the Amazon rainforest, regional authorities...