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High Altitude Ramsar Sites of Nepal: Article Published

Posted by info.abcnepal on October 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

(The Initiation 2010. DOI: 10.3126/init.v3i0.2505 )

Nepal, signing in Ramsar Convention, has shown its willingness and commitment to wetland conservation. Himalayan wetlands are increasingly on limelight due to its vulnerability to Glacier lake outburst (GLOF), one of so called consequences of climate change. This article is a compilation of fact sheets about four high altitude Ramsar sites of Nepal: Gokyo and associated wetlands, Gosaikunda and associated wetlands, Phoksundo Lake and Rara lake.

Article on Invasive Species Published

Posted by info.abcnepal on October 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

(The Initiation - 2011, Vol-4, Page 115-119 ).

Invasive species adversely affects the ecology and habitat of the species existing in a particular region. They are one of the top threats to the biodiversity of life on Earth. Mikania micrantha is spreading like a wildfire in Nepal and has adversely affected the habitat of wildlife especially Rhino in Chitwan National Park. Various mechanical, chemical and biological methods of control for Mikania are available. It's likely to be more cost effective to prevent the spread of invasive species in the first place than to tackle the biodiversity crisis once they have become established.