KATHMANDU: Wildfires have destroyed more than 60,000 hectares of conserved forest in the national parks and conservation areas in Nepal this year, the Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported.

DOTI: A fire destroyed around 1,744 hectares of forest, including community and leasehold, in Doti district on Thursday.

The Chitwan National Park has begun a week-long awareness campaign for the conservation of tigers and one horned rhinos, among other wild animals, from today.

Recurrent wildfires have destroyed more than 500 hectares of forest area in Gulmi district in the last one month.

KATHMANDU: A light earthquake hit Bajhang district at 9:40 am on Monday. According to the National Seismological Centre (NSC), Lainchaur, it recorded a tremor of local magnitude 4.3 this morning.

A large number of trees of different national and community forests had fallen due to heavy storms in mid-May last year.

KATHMANDU: In a bid to minimise the incidences of early malnutrition in the country, ‘Generation Nutrition (GN) Campaign’ was launched recently.

The concerned authority has remained mute though locals have been openly encroaching land of the community forest in Khalanga, Jajarkot, of late.

A total of 18 vultures were found dead during the last two days in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.

KAWASOTI: Smuggling of timber in the forests of Nawalpur in Nawalparasi district has gone massively in the recent days.

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