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An animal species and a sub species documented for the first time in Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nepal – One new species and one subspecies of mammal have been documented for the first time in Nepal.

The two new animals, namely Steppe polecat (Mustela evermanii) and Tibetan wolf, scientific name Canis lupus chanco (a sub-species of the grey wolf) were documented for the first time in Nepal in the Trans-Himalaya of Upper Mustang of the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA).

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The Last Yak Herder of Dhe

Improved Stoves, Forests and Lives

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“You ask what the Improved Cooking Stoves have done for us? They have changed our lives, that’s what they have done,” says Bishnu Paudel, a resident of Dhikurpokhari VDC in Kaski district in north-central Nepal. This spirited woman is a member of the Bhakarjung Community Forest Users Group (CFUG), which has received support through the Hariyo Ban Program for the construction of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICSs).

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Keyed to Conservation

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© WWF Nepal, Hariyo Ban Program/ Jyoti Shrestha
“The first time I saw a computer, I was scared to touch a key. I thought it would burst apart,” says 28 year old Hira Singh, a trainee at the Computer Training Center in Mahadevpuri Community Forest Coordination Committee (CFCC) office, Banke district in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL). Singh is one of the nine trainees enhancing their computer skills at the center.

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