Threats to Nepali Wildlife and Habitats

Nepal’s rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems face several threats that impact wildlife and habitats. Some of the significant threats include: Habitat Loss and Fragmentation: Deforestation: Widespread deforestation for agriculture, timber, and infrastructure development has led to the loss of natural habitats, affecting various species. Urbanization: Rapid urban expansion encroaches upon…

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Mugger Crocodile (Crocodilus palustris): A Fascinating Amphibious Predator

Common Name: Mugger Crocodile Scientific Name: Crocodilus palustris Nepali Name: Gohi (गोही) Size: 4-5 meters (length) Introduction: The Mugger Crocodile, scientifically known as Crocodilus palustris, is a captivating creature found in the aquatic landscapes of Nepal. Known locally as “Gohi” (गोही), these reptiles are also recognized as Marsh Crocodiles. Habitat…

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