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Resources for Locating Missing Family and Friends in Nepal

We have listed some resources for locating missing family and friends in Nepal.

Use this Facebook page to check whether your FB friends in the area have been listed as safe... https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/nepalearthquake

Google's service to locate people in Nepal can be accessed here https://google.org/personfinder/2015-nepal-earthquake/

Search for missing family and friends on the Red Cross website here http://familylinks.icrc.org/nepal-earthquake/en/Pages/Home.aspx

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Sympathy and Support for People of Nepal

The Nepal.com team offers our deepest sympathy to all affected by this enormous and devastating tragedy.

Please send your messages of support to nep.support@nepal.com and we'll publish them here.

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Battling Illegal Wildlife Trade in Nepal

In a world where wildlife is increasingly under threat, Nepal is going to great lengths to protect the wildlife within its borders, and was recently the recipient of a CITES commendation in recognition of its efforts in combating wildlife crime. However, poaching and illegal trade in wildlife remain a problem in this scenic mountainous country, and authorities and conservation groups are constantly trying new methods to deal with these issues, one of the latest being the use of trained sniffer dogs in Chitwan National Park, a project which has the enthusiastic support of Scottish tennis champion Andy Murray.

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Vulture Conservation in Nepal

As the scavengers of nature, vultures play an important role in the ecology by cleaning up carcasses of dead animals. They are also culturally important to communities who carry out sky burial rituals in Nepal and Tibet. When vulture populations started declining dramatically in Nepal and neighboring countries during the 1990s, conservationists set about trying to establish why this was happening. Research revealed that a common anti-inflammatory painkiller routinely given to domestic animals and livestock is extremely toxic to vultures, resulting in their deaths. In response to this crisis, in June 2006 the Government of Nepal banned the production, importation and use of diclofenac in veterinary medicine. Authorities also sanctioned the Vulture Conservation Action Plan for the period 2009-2013.

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Peak Named in Honor of the 'Keeper of the Mountains'

The documentary film The Keeper of the Mountains tells the story of US-born journalist Elizabeth Hawley who settled in Kathmandu in 1960 and in the years since has recorded details of more than 80,000 climbs in the mountainous country of Nepal. Miss Hawley continues to update the unofficial record, known as the Himalayan Database, interviewing climbers after their expeditions (in a process that some have jokingly referred to as 'the second summit') and noting details that often prove helpful to future climbers. In recognition of Miss Hawley's dedication and outstanding contribution to mountaineering in Nepal, authorities recently named a peak in her honor and opened it to foreign climbers for the first time. Located in the Humla district in northwest Nepal, Peak Hawley stands at a height of 6,182 meters.

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Bengal Florican Conservation in Nepal

Bird Conservation Nepal has identified 27 locations as Important Bird Areas in Nepal, with a further five areas having the potential for being added to this list for special conservation attention. Working with local government (Ministry of Environment, Science & Technology, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and Department of Forest) and non-government organizations (IUCN Nepal and WWF Nepal), as well as international conservation foundations, Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) monitors bird populations and carries out various restoration and management activities for their benefit.

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Soak Up Tranquility at the Godavari Botanical Garden

The Godavari Botanical Garden is situated in the village of Godavari at the foot of Phulchoki hill in the Kathmandu valley. Located just 15km southeast of Kathmandu, the gardens are a popular picnic venue and offer visitors the opportunity of enjoying more than 500 species of indigenous and exotic plants. Covering an area of around 82 hectares, the peaceful setting of the gardens is also home to a wide variety of bird species, including Golden Bush-robins, Pygmy Asian Barred Owls and Hodgson's Redstarts, as well as masses of butterflies. While the peak flowering seasons are in autumn and spring, there is always something worthwhile to see, and strolling through the gardens is a pleasurable experience at any time of the year.

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Drink to Your Good Health With Nepali Tea

Enjoyed for its unique flavor, tantalizing aroma and therapeutic qualities, tea is one of the world's favorite beverages. Nepal has a long history of cultivating and processing tea, starting in the hilly district of Ilam in 1863. The climatic and geographical conditions in this picturesque part of Nepal can be compared to that of Darjeeling, India's prime tea growing region. In addition to Ilam, other tea growing regions in Nepal are Jhapa, Panchthar, Terhathum and Dhankuta.

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