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With a Nudge from a Tiger project, Nepal is poised to take the Lead on Conservation Genetics

Female Bengal Tiger with her four cubs sighted at Bardia National Park, Terai Arc Landscape. Credit: Jakob Jespersen/WWF Nepal

Globally, poaching has become ever more violent and the smuggling of wildlife parts increasingly sophisticated by organized crime groups. On his recent trip to Africa, President Obama highlighted the gravity of this problem, drawing renewed attention to the issue.

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Creating Opportunity in Nepal through Education for Income Generation Project

During EIG’s entrepreneurial literacy course, Sitara learned how to read and write, and how to use a calculator. She also learned about proper nutrition, peace-building, and how to access loans, credits, and other government services. Photo credit: Winrock International

Meet Sitara, whose story is one example of USAID’s Education for Income Generation (EIG) project’s impact on thousands of disadvantaged youths. Read more >>

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Earth Matters Workshop Helps Nepali Journalists Link Environment to Socio-Political Dialogue

Former Parliamentarian and Politician Gagan Thapa joined the “Earth Matters Workshop” to discuss the environmental issues and challenges in the Constituent Assembly and reiterated the important role media plays in raising public awareness and influencing policy discourse and action.  Photo credit: Fungma Fudong, USAID Nepal

USAID, in partnership with WWF Nepal, organized a media Earth Day workshop to help journalists understand how environmental issues can be linked to broader socio-political issues in Nepal. Read more >>

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“American” Values, Global Service

USAID and community members take care of an EARTH biodigester. Photo credit: USAID

A newcomer to USAID/ASHA explores the program’s global impact and partnerships. Read more >>

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Tracking Tigers for Conservation

A large adult male tiger seen in the Terai Arc Landscape. Tiger conservation is a top priority in Nepal, a source and transit point of poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife. Photo credit: Christy Williams, WWF

Over the last two years, the USAID-funded “Nepal Tiger Genome Project” has used an innovative genetic technology to track, identify and protect the remaining 125 tigers in Nepal. Read more >>

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Water and International Cooperation

Chris Holmes serves as USAID’s Global Water Coordinator.

Only if we cooperate effectively, can we sustain the supplies of quality water necessary for human life. Read more >>

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Innovation That’s Making a Difference: Integrated Pest Management in South Asia

Marty McVey learns more about the IPM Innovation Lab's work in tomato grafting with Rangaswamy Muniappan of Virginia Tech. Photo credit: Marty McVey

Hon. Marty McVey, member of USAID’s Board for International Food and Agricultural Development visited food security projects in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Read more >>

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No Mountain Too High: Saving the Snow Leopards, Ecosystems and Communities of High Asia

Officials from 12 countries attended a three-day conference on the snow leopard in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on December 1-3, 2012. Photo Credit: USAID

Today is Wildlife Conservation Day, and USAID’s missions around the world are raising awareness of the interconnectedness between human and wildlife welfare in developing countries.

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Stemming the Tide of Labor Migration in Nepal

On any given day, the departure terminal in Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport fills with crowds of young Nepalese leaving the country to find better economic opportunities elsewhere. There is little wonder why: in 2008, Nepal’s unemployment rate was estimated at 46 percent. Each year, approximately 300,000 youth leave the country to become migrant laborers abroad, […]

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A Relay Race to Save Lives During Bandhs

In April 2012, Nepal’s Far Western Region underwent a bandh that lasted for 32 days. For the more than 5,000 people living with HIV in the region, this was a life-threatening situation. Read more >>

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