Showing posts from December, 2013

Success in Tiger conservation

- Gopal Khanal,Kailali. 
All are happy in the regard that Nepal has been able to achieve a huge success in tiger conservation by increasing its tiger population with more than 60 % since 2009. But I wonder why responsible authorities have not concentrated their attention in the biological corridors linking Nepalese and Indian PAs i.e. Basanta of Kailali and Laljhadi of Kanchanpur yet despite their tremendous significance in terms of dispersal patch for tiger. A lot is yet to be done on different aspects in these biological corridors if long term survival of a viable tiger population in the Terai landscape is sought. Results revealed no good sign for Basanta and Laljhadi except Khata. Recently local people reported that a mother tiger with her cub is roaming around the forest area in Khailad VDC of Basanta corridor. This might be a permanent resident for Basanta corridor since the high level of water in the Mohana in this season couldn’t allow tigers to migrate from Dudhuwa Tiger Reserv…

Humanitarian King Jai Prithvi Bahadur Singh

Raja Jai Prithvi Bahadur Singh of Bajhang Nepal was a passionate advocate of world peace and brotherhood, a preacher and a thinker of Humanism. Born as the fifty-fifth prince of Bajhang on August 21, 1877. He graduate from Calcutta University, and started the publication of 'Gorkhapatra' (the first newspaper in Nepal) in 1899, established the first Nepali language school, and brought-out many books for students in 1901. He served as Consular General in Calcutta from 1902-1905 and returned to Kathmandu with a hand press to meet the shortage of text books in Nepali language.He was a leader of the World Fellowship Movement.  he published the history of Japan in 1907 and visited England as the Chief Editor of Gorakhapatra in 1908 where he was honored by Emperor Edward VII with the title of honorary Colonelship. Jai Prithvi's magnum opus was 'Tatwa Prasamsha,' a book on Humanism in Nepali which came out in 1913. He was a author of several books in Nepali language, notab…

Dolphin conservation in Nepal and India

Local level wildlife conservation authorities of Nepal and India have agreed to work together to ensure the long term survival of the endangered Ganges river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) along the Karnali-Geruwa-Katarniyaghat international waterways of Nepal and India. At the “Nepal-India Trans-Boundary Cooperation Meeting” on 31st October, 2013, authorities and local community stakeholders recognized the importance of trans-boundary cooperation and affirmed the need for collective conservation actions to conserve the dolphin and other freshwater biodiversity of the region. Mr. Ramesh Thapa, Assistant warden of the Bardiya National Park, Nepal and Mr. Irphan Ahemad, Deputy Renzer of the Katarniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary (India) signed a agreement to develop and strengthen joint conservation actions to reduce the threats to dolphins.
The agreement states that authorities are committed to expand bilateral cooperation in the trans-border region to reduce threats and ensure dolphin conser…