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Nepal sees tiger population go up by 63% since 2009

The number of wild tigers living in Nepal has increased by 63% to 198 since 2009, a government survey has shown.

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Nepal sees tiger population go up by 63% since 2009

Source: BBC, Wed July 31, 2013
The number of wild tigers living in Nepal has increased by 63% to 198 since 2009, a government survey has shown.

State of Himalayan Glaciers Less Alarming Than Feared

Source: University of Zurich, Thu April 26, 2012
Several hundreds of millions of people in Southeast Asia depend, to varying degrees, on the freshwater reservoirs of the Himalayan glaciers. Consequently, it is important to detect the potential impact of climate changes on the Himalayan glaciers at an early stage.

Pulling children out of Nepal’s prisons this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Mon April 02, 2012
Pushpa Basnet was shocked to learn that children in Nepal were living in prisons with their parents. In 2005, she started a children's center that has provided support, such as housing, education and medical care, to more than 100 children of incarcerated parents.

No rhinos poached in Nepal last year

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Tue January 10, 2012
As rhinos again fell to poachers in record numbers in 2011, there was one bright-spot: Nepal. Not a single rhino was killed by poachers in the Himalayan nation, the first poach-free year in 29 years.

Fighting blindness in the Third World

Source: , Sat July 23, 2011
Thanks to the persistent and ingenuity of two doctors, Sanduk Ruit and Geoff Tabin, victims of cataract in the Third world now move toward a future of regaining sight.

Nepal marks becoming land mine-free

Source: UPI, Mon June 20, 2011
A huge controlled explosion marked the end of Nepal's deadly land mine areas and the beginning of it as Asia's second land mine-free country alongside China.

Nepal sees significant rise in rhino population as poaching decreases, births increase

Source: Canadian Press, Thu April 28, 2011
Nepal's rhinoceros population has risen significantly over the past three years owing to better security against poachers and community conservation programs, an official said Tuesday.

Rescuing girls from sex slavery this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Sat October 23, 2010
By raiding brothels, patrolling the India-Nepal border and providing safe shelter and support services, Koirala and Maiti Nepal have helped rescue and rehabilitate more than 12,000 Nepali women and girls since 1993.

Everest ‘death zone’ to be cleaned up

Source: BBC, Tue April 20, 2010
A team of 20 Nepalese Sherpas are planning to clean up rubbish and bring the bodies of dead climbers down from the top of Mount Everest.

Having a baby in Nepal

Source: Sideways News, Wed October 28, 2009
I’m on the phone with a colleague in Nepal. It’s quiet in the office these days but busier than ever in the hospital, he tells me. All because autumn is full-blown holiday season in Nepal.

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