Five Himalayan giant honeybee nests (top left) tucked under an overhang in the Nyadi River gorge, central Nepal. The nests of this species, which is also commonly known as the Himalayan cliff honeybee, usually have a base of about 1.5 metres and are built on cliffs or tree limbs. This particular nesting site is never hunted by the people of Naiche village because it is too difficult to reach. (Image: Nabin Baral / The Third Pole)

Nepal’s honey hunters find traditional livelihood under threat from 'development'

Overharvesting is not the only threat to the Himalayan giant honeybee. Across the Nepal Himalayas, earth-blasting and the construction of roads and dams is impacting the fragile mountain ecosystem

Tiger, tiger burning bright in Nepal; tiger numbers tripled as PM Deuba commends human-tiger coexistence

"The latest tiger population in Nepal is nearly three times compared to figures we had in 2009-2010, which is nothing short of historical," said Chiranjibi P. Pokharel, a tiger expert at the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC)

Scientists in Pakistan develop low-cost anti-bacterial fabric with multiple uses

Speaking on the motivation behind the development, Majeed said the pandemic disrupted many imports, including medical supplies; so his team started exploring medical fabric with a focus on anti-bacterial material which could be sourced locally

In a first for Bangladesh, women outnumber men; literacy rate jumps

Significantly, the literacy rate jumped to 74.66 per cent— 81.28 per cent in the urban areas and 71.56 per cent in the rural areas—against 51.77 per cent recorded in the 2011 census

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