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.
Monitoring, counting of swamp deer begins in Shuklaphanta today
The national park, with support of other organisations working in the conservation sector, is set to start the deer count from Sunday to mark the start of the national wildlife week.
Shuklaphanta park struggles to save wildlife from traps
With rise in human-animal conflict, villagers are setting traps to catch wild animals.
Youths head for India in droves indifferent to elections
Say earning livelihoods and feeding their families are more important to them.
Encroachment, deforestation shrink forest cover
Land mafia and timber smugglers claiming stakes on forest resources has led to the loss of forest area in Kanchanpur and Kailali districts.
Two new birds sighted in Shuklaphanta as wetlands teem with migratory species
Greater scaup, a rare bird found in Nepal, has joined the latest list of rare aquatic birds in the park. Indian spot-billed duck, locally called Nadon Hansa, has also been spotted.
Wild elephants continue to wreak havoc
As many as eight people have been killed by wild elephants in Shuklaphanta and its surrounding areas since 2016.
Kanchanpur reports rise in Covid-19 cases
60 new Covid-19 patients have been admitted to Mahakali Provincial Hospital in the last three days.
Winter harvest likely to be hit as fertiliser shortage harasses farmers
As farmers rush to plant their winter crops, several districts are reporting they are short of plant nutrients, particularly urea.
Food prices soar but farmers left out of the bonanza
Far from getting high prices for their paddy as had been forecast, Kanchanpur farmers are having a hard time even finding buyers.
Farmers in Far West Nepal hit by chemical fertiliser shortage
Due to escalating global prices, the government company responsible for supplying imported fertilisers is having a hard time finding sources.
Viral fever cases on rise in Kanchanpur
Around 40 children suffering from high fever, common cold, cough and pneumonia are visiting the emergency unit of Mahakali Provincial Hospital on a daily basis, health workers say.
Census shows increase in tiger population in Shuklaphanta after four years
The national census of tigers conducted in 2018 had put the number of adult big cats in Shuklaphanta at 16.
Nepali returnees from India receiving Covid-19 shots at Gaddachauki border
Around 375 people have received AstraZeneca vaccine at the border point as of Tuesday, health officials say.
Continuous rainfall inundates settlements in Tarai districts
More than a thousand people have been displaced and several have gone missing with a few reported deaths.