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Conservation in Thakurdwara bufferzone, Bardia National Park

October 2008; An electric fencing scheme funded by the Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP) in the Bardia National Park (BNP) buffer zone seeks to balance conservation of wildlife and biodiversity while providing livelihood support for poor communities living in the periphery of forests. more

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Conservation of blackbucks !

September 2010; A small population of nine blackbucks (deer) were discovered in Khairapur of Bardiya district (mid-west region) in 1976. Khairapur is the only place in Nepal that shelters the almost extinct population of blackbucks locally known as Krishnasar. The Government of Nepal acquired 172 h more

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Conserving vultures for healthier environment

July 2010; The number of vanishing vulture population has been increasing in Nawalparasi after the establishment of community managed Vulture Restaurant. The average number of vultures arriving per feed increased from 54 in 2007 to 82 in 2008 and 116 in 2009. Likewise, the number of nests in the sur more

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Dagtundanda village lights up

March 2009; Until recently the 765 households of Dagtundanda village, Baglung have relied on batteries, candles and smoky lanterns to light their homes and on agriculture and livestock for their livelihoods. The installation of a micro-hydro plant has transformed their lives as they have clean elec more

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Dairy farm helps Hukum live like a master

For Hukum Bahadur Basnet of Lalmatiya village in Dang district of Nepal, one theory holds strongly – live as a master, not as slave. Having spent many years serving others in the past, he says “working for others never gave me true satisfaction. I also worked in India, but I was never happy.” With h more

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Dhaka enterprise brings fortunes for Subhadra……...

A decade long struggle has finally brought good days for Subhadra Rajbhandari, an entrepreneur residing in Myanglung, Tehrathum district in east Nepal. She owns a shop which has products worth Rs. 400,000 (US$ 5,479) made out of dhaka fabric such as caps, scarves, saris, shawls, neckties, handkerchi more

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Doko library' new public information initiative

September 2009; The Jana Utthan Public Library of Palpa district has adopted a new and interesting way of making the information materials accessible to the general public. The books are now being carried in doko by the potters to certain areas where people can assemble and read. The library has ov more

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EORC rapidly advances preparation for the CA election

March 2008; The Electoral Observation Resource Centre(EORC), established in early February 2008 to assist the Election Commission, is coordinating the observation work for domestic and international electoral observation groups. The EORC is serving as a clearing house and centralized repository of e more

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Economically empowering the rural poor......

Opportunity to start a new life ………... Samasuddin Ansari, 35, of Basantapatti  in Rautahat district is physically challenged. Both his legs got crippled due to polio and he got confined to wheelchair.  Under the Income Generation Activity (IGA) of UNDP’s Livelihood Recovery for Peace (LRP) more

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Election Observation Resource Centre re-established

February 2008; With the new date for the Constituent Assembly(CA) election rescheduled for 10 April 2008, the Election Commission (EC) has requested UNDP to re-open the 'Electoral Observation Resource Centre,' as a matter of urgency. To this effect, UNDP, after completing the preliminary inspection more