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The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in the country have registered a positive growth over the years, the government said today.
Following the recent incident at Yala National Park where a tusker named Gemunu was feared injured by a stray rifle bullet, environmentalists in Sri Lanka have called on the government …
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:16

Nepal to open five new peaks to mountaineers

Nepal will open five peaks of over 8,000 metres to expeditions when the autumn climbing season begins, taking the total number of such mountains to 13.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:14

India: Two rhinos shot dead in Kaziranga

Two rhinos were killed and the horn of one of them removed by poachers in the Kaziranga National Park in India on Wednesday.
Famed Hyderabadi hunter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan on Sunday shot dead a man-eating leopard that had been terrorising people of the Thunag hamlet in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district.
Maldives will implement the fourth tourism master plan on September 27, tourism minister Ahmed Adeeb said.
Keralas initiative to revive and promote the two millennium old spice route, that links the southwestern coast of India up to Europe, through tourism has received a boost, with the …
The King of the jungle is faring better in Nepal compared to four years ago, says the finding the tiger survey, which was unveiled in Lalitpur to mark the International …
Saturday, 03 August 2013 17:25

Nepal to tighten control on Everest

It’s the “off-season”. The spring window for mountain climbers is shut and there are no expeditions on Mt. Everest these days, but in the capital Kathmandu, a government committee is …
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:46

India: A thought for the tiger

A group of children with tiger masks greet you with excited shouts of “Happy Tiger Day” and hand out brochures as you enter the premises of Chandrakanthi Public School at …
Sri Lanka's tourism sector authority has lowered the tourist arrival targets for 2013 as the number of arrivals so far this year has failed to meet the expectations of the …
Monday, 29 July 2013 15:56

Nepal sees 63% rise in tigers

The number of tigers in Nepal has increased to almost 200, a survey of the endangered animal has revealed.
The Sri Lankan government has allocated Rs. 600 million for the second stage of the building of a new zoo in Pinnawala, Kegalle district secretary Thusitha P. Wanigasinghe said.
Friday, 26 July 2013 19:17

India: Gems of history

‘Black Penny’, world’s first postage stamp issued in Britain in 1840, royal documents, letters, fir mans proclaimed during Aurangzeb’s time and a record pertaining to what could be one of …
When Taliban gunmen mowed down a group of foreign climbers last month, Romanian mountaineer Zsolt Torok was perched on an icy flank of Pakistan's second-highest peak oblivious to the mayhem …
Environmentalists in Sri Lanka are opposing moves by the Department of Wild Life Conservation (DWLC) to shut down the transit home for elephants, Ath Athuru Sevana in Ritigala.
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 12.8 percent in June this year compared to the same period last year, the data released Tuesday (July 16) by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development …
A rhino and an elephant were found dead in Kaziranga National Park on Sunday, forest officials said.
The International Criminal Police Organization, commonly known as Interpol, has sent a team of officers to collect samples of a consignment of elephant tusks seized in Sri Lanka last year.
The Sri Lankan government has expressed interest in establishing air links with the island of Seychelles to catalyze the trade and tourism between the two countries.