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Research suggests low density of snow leopards in Nepal's Conservation Area

Published on March 22, 2018 , in Nepal

Tags: Nepal, NepJOL, Snow Leopard conservation

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The snow leopard is a mammal species of the cat family found at high altitudes in Nepal and other countries around the Himalayan range. However, it has been included in the vulnerable category of IUCN Red list of threatened species in recent years for various reasons. A recent research article published in the journal Banko Janakari suggests that the snow leopard density in the Manaslu region of the country is low despite abundant prey density and cooperation from humans in its conservation.

Small mammal thought to be extinct rediscovered in Nepal's national park

Published on March 15, 2018 , in Nepal

Tags: critically endangered small mammals, hispid hare, Nepal, NepJOL

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The hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) is in the list of critically endangered small mammals. It was thought to be extinct from Chitwan National Park as it had not been spotted again after its first spotting in 1984. Now, there is good news for nature lovers and conservationists. A baby hispid hare was caught on camera by a conservationist in Chitwan National Park, 150 kilometres southwest of Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

Automated online tool gives free advice on article structure and reporting ethics for Southern researchers

Published on January 30, 2018

Tags: manuscript checking tool, Partnership between and INASP

Partnership between and INASP provides manuscript checking tool free of charge to researchers in the Global South INASP’s AuthorAID project has formed a partnership with, an automated manuscript checking service. Penelope automatically analyses scientific papers and makes suggestions on correct structure, reporting ethics and guidelines, referencing, and authorship.

Conforming to standards could improve Sri Lankan urban quality of life

Published on January 30, 2018 , in Sri Lanka

Tags: City Management, SLJOL, Sri Lanka, Urban environment

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Standards such as well-managed parking, clean drinking water, affordable housing, proper street lighting, green environment, robust information technology connectivity and many are important for cities to function well, according to research from Sri Lanka. A number of plans and projects to build “Smart cities” are currently underway in Sri Lankan urban development policy framework.

Study finds gap between knowledge and practice in sexual health behaviour among factory workers in Sri Lanka

Published on January 4, 2018 , in Sri Lanka

Tags: factory workers, HIV knowledge, SLJOL, Sri Lnka

More and more people are aware of modes of transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and ways to be protected from them with increased media proliferation in recent years. However, the increased awareness alone does not guarantee safer sexual behaviour, a study in Sri Lanka has shown.

Study in Bangladesh shows zinc is an essential element in male fertility

Published on December 19, 2017 , in Bangladesh

Tags: BanglaJOL, male fertility, Zince

Trace levels of zinc present in semen is a vital determinant of male fertility, a recent study in Bangladesh capital Dhaka concludes. The study titled, ‘Impact of Seminal Plasma Zinc and Serum Zinc Level on Semen Parameter of Fertile and Infertile Males,’ was done at the Center for Assisted Reproduction, a tertiary infertility center and at the Biochemistry Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Study finds poor knowledge of autism among doctors in Sri Lanka

Published on December 11, 2017 , in Sri Lanka

Tags: knowledge of autism, SLJOL, Sri Lanka

Autism is a neurological and developmental diagnosis seen from early childhood marked by difficulty in communicating, forming relationships and using languages. In Sri Lanka, one in 93 children have been found to have autism. Studies have shown that the condition of an autistic child can improve with early diagnosis. Early diagnosis and provision of further information to caregivers is largely linked to the level of physicians’ knowledge of autism. A recent study carried out in Sri Lanka to assess doctors’ knowledge of diagnostic features and co-morbidities of childhood autism in a tertiary care hospital has found that around 50% of the doctors were unaware of some of the signs and symptoms of it.

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