Nepal News

Yeti may be undescribed bear species

The purported Yeti, an ape-like creature that walks upright and roams the remote Himalayas, may in fact be an ancient polar bear species, according to new DNA research by Bryan…

Nepal’s tigers on the rebound

Nearly two hundred tigers roam the lowland forests of Nepal, according to a new survey. This is a 63 percent increase in the country's tiger population since 2009, and rare…

NASA: Deforestation jumps in Malaysia

Deforestation jumped during the first three months of 2013 in Malaysia, Nepal and Mexico, according to a forest tracking tool developed by a team of NASA researchers. NASA's Quarterly Indicator…

Red Panda Day

Today is International Red Panda Day, which aims help to raise awareness about red pandas. Dozens of zoos around the world are participating in this year's event. This Red Panda…

Chemotherapy tree facing extinction

A yew tree in the Himalayas that produces the chemotherapy drug, Taxol, is in danger of extinction. An update to the IUCN Red List, has moved the tree, named Taxus…

Top forest policies recognized

19 forest policies have been nominated for an award by the World Future Council, a global think tank. The policies come from 16 countries: Bhutan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Finland,…

How to Save Snow Leopards

How to Save Snow Leopards How to Save Snow Leopards: An interview with Dr. Rodney Jackson of the Snow Leopard Conservancy Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com October 28, 2008 The snow…