Maipokhari of Ilam, Eastern Nepalwhich is rich in biodiversity has come under
threat of extinction. Local people and other stakeholders are concerned over
decreasing water level in the lake and have complained that lack of efforts to
conserve biodiversity has put the area at risk and accused the government of
being apathetic towards conserving the lake.
From Central and Western development Region,
police arrested alleged members of a racket trading in organs of endangered
wildlife species which included two tiger skins. The group has been actively
trading tiger skin, animal bones, rhinoceros horns, bear gulls and musk glands
and supplying the animal parts to the international market.
For the last six months, 56 elephants reared
in Sauraha Elephant Breeding Center at Chitwan National Park (CNP) have not
been fed properly. The problem is said to be created by the contractors who are
not regular in delivering food to the breeding centre. The centre has resorted
to buying food from the local market in an attempt to feed the elephants.