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2011-04-07 07:55:00

A team of 58 people will take part in a mission to pick up trash left behind from years of climbs up the slopes of the world's highest peak, AFP reports. Apa Sherpa, 51, who will count this ascent as his record-holding twenty-first climb, will lead the Eco Everest Expedition 2011 to collect four tons of garbage under a "Cash for Trash" program funded by Asian Trekking, a guide company that organizes climbs in the region. The expedition is planning on a diverse and far-flung group of...

2011-03-29 22:57:00

LHASA, Tibet, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonway Automobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jonway ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) will be showcasing 12 of their traditional gasoline A380 SUVs as they caravan through the Himalaya Mountains in an eight day expedition from Lhasa, Tibet to Katmandu in Nepal, starting April 1, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100708/SF32168LOGO-b) The caravan will take about three days to cross the Himalayas from Lhasa to Katmandu, and will...

2011-03-11 14:00:00

Nepal Buddhist Community "Green" Building Promotes Universal Peace, Serenity LUMBINI, Nepal, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 4, 2011, Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche (Buddhist Master and Harvard Ph.D.) will preside over the grand opening of Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya -- World Center for Peace and Unity, built as part of the international Lumbini Development Project in Nepal. (www.utbf.org/en/projects/dharmaprj/lumbini and www.lumbiniworld.org) The Lumbini Development...

2011-03-09 06:15:00

LUMBINI, Nepal, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- He made Buddhist history when he was graduated from Harvard University in 2004. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/DC61606) Now Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche (Ph.D., Indo-Tibetan Buddhism) is about to make another kind of history in one of Buddhism's most significant historical places -- Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. On April 4, Rinpoche will preside over the opening of the Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya --...

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2011-01-25 11:19:13

New strategy for protecting core breeding sites, developing forest corridors and providing benefits to local communities The tiger reserves of Asia could support more than 10,000 wild tigers "“ three times the current number "“ if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding sites, a new study from some of the world's leading conservation scientists finds. The study, published in Conservation Letters, is the first assessment of the...

2010-12-21 23:34:22

In an area where iron deficiency is prevalent, children of mothers in rural Nepal who received prenatal iron, folic acid and vitamin A supplementation performed better on measures of intellectual and motor functioning compared to offspring of mothers who received vitamin A alone, according to a study in the December 22/29 issue of JAMA. "Micronutrient inadequacy is a critical concern among pregnant women and young children throughout the world. Gestation and the early postnatal period are...

2010-11-26 00:01:47

Visceral Leishmaniasis program expands to support South Asian regional elimination efforts. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2010 The Institute for OneWorld Health (iOWH), the US based non-profit pharmaceutical company with offices in San Francisco, USA and India that develops drugs for people with neglected infectious diseases in the developing world, today announced a new program in Nepal and Bangladesh to develop a therapy for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) available through a grant...

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2010-11-15 15:46:27

By Frances White, PNNL Himalayan region's glaciers melting slowly, but impacts still coming Though the massive glaciers of the greater Himalayan region are retreating slowly, development agencies can take steps now to help the region's communities prepare for the many ways glacier melt is expected to impact their lives, according to a new report. Programs that integrate health, education, the environment and social organizations are needed to adequately address these impacts, the report...

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2010-10-28 13:25:00

A private telecom firm took high-speed Internet facilities to new heights on Thursday after launching Nepal's first 3G services at the base camp of Mount Everest. The installation will help tens of thousands of mountain climbers who visit the world's tallest peak. The climbers have to depend on expensive satellite phones to remain in touch with their families as the remote region lacks proper communication. Nepali telecom company Ncell said the new facility is the first 3G setup at the...

2010-10-05 09:25:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development have expanded their successful collaboration with international partners to launch an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalaya region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) The partners inaugurated this state-of-the-art regional monitoring system, known as SERVIR-Himalaya,...


Latest Nepal Reference Libraries

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

2012-06-14 13:08:11

Symbol: PHNE11 Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PHNE12 Phaeophyscia nepalensis (Poelt) D.D. Awasthi   PHNE13 Physcia nepalensis Poelt Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Physciella Essl. – physciella...

Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa
2009-07-15 14:04:36

The Himalayan Quail, (Ophrysia superciliosa), is feared extinct as it was last verified in 1876. By 1904, this quail was considered very scarce, and to add to its scarecity, only two locations (northwest India and the western Himilayas) of the species are known. Even with numerous searches, their survival can not be counted out since they may be hard to spot. This medium-sized quail belongs to the pheasant family. Unconfirmed records have been noted from 1952 up to 2003. There is a...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2009-01-15 18:40:49

The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant, is a species of bird found in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is native to eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas including Kashmir region of Northern Pakistan, parts of India, Nepal, southern Tibet and Bhutan. There may be an occurrence in Burma as well. Its habitat is upper temperate oak-conifer forests scattered with open grassy slopes, cliffs and alpine meadows. Their normal elevation...

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