Men are conspicuously absent from the villages and towns on the banks of the Mahakali – the transboundary river that marks the western border of Nepal with India.
At the IUCN conference, experts highlight issues of rapidly melting glaciers in the Himalayas, resultant food and water shortages
A recent report on the Hindu Kush Himalayas region found that increasing global warming was decimating its glaciers, and extremes in floods and droughts through much of the upcoming century may destroy the food production base of the region.
We can feed the coming billion people without destroying another inch of nature, report says.
The arboreal primates with pointed snouts and typically long tails are found only in Madagascar.
But banning new production in the tropics would only shift the problem elsewhere as consumer demand for vegetable oil soars
IUCN report raises red flag over threat to biodiversity in Western Ghats, says it can affect monsoon
Biodiversity in the Western Ghats is facing a threat from forest loss, encroachment and conversion, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said in its report
UN climate talks: Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' even as White House champions fossil fuels
Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks on Monday, warning that "time is running out", even as White House officials used the occasion to champion the fossil fuels that drive global warming.
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson presented a petition to the UN General Assembly, urging governments to protect at least 30 per cent of oceans by 2030.
The Sundarbans, a natural world heritage site spread across India and Bangladesh, is facing major threats from increased shipping and industrial activities, says IUCN
Numbers of white-backed vultures - once the most common large raptor in the world - have collapsed by more than 99 per cent across the Indian subcontinent.
The Great Indian Bustard, one of the critically endangered flying bird species in the world, will soon be tracked by satellite by the Wildlife Institute of India to understand the movement of this rare bird and its preferred habitat.