While India and Bhutan has a forest cover of 33 percent and 60 percent, only five percent land in Pakistan is covered by forests
At UN conference in Doha, Bhutan pledges to continue environment conservation
The pledge was made during the fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Development Countries
From April 1, you must have a guide along to trek mountains of Nepal
The decision, taken by Nepal Tourism Board, will come into force from April 1. However, it doesn’t apply to the local trekkers from Nepal
EXPLAINED: Lithium reserves discovery in India: Is it too early to celebrate?
As demand for Electric Vehicles(EV) increases, the search for locating and extracting lithium reserves has also increased globally which is the key component of the electric batteries used in electric cars. Report Himalayas explains what the recent discovery of Lithium reserves in Jammu and Kashmir means.
Nepal almost doubled its country’s forests in three decades
While a World Bank report in 1979 had warned that the country would lose forests on its hills by 1990, the landmark legislation of 1993 that handed over the national forests to community forest groups is credited for the turn-around
World Bank, Nepal launch Water Sector Governance and Infrastructure Support Project
The $100 million project, of which $80 million is financed by the World Bank will help Nepal improve the delivery of water and sanitation services and promote integrated water resources management