Jun 06 2017

45th  World Environment Day - Connecting people to nature, 2017 concluded with “ Rally and Award Distribution Program” organized by NTNC ZOO, Lalitpur Metropolitan, IUCN, WWF Nepal and Bird Conservation Nepal on June 5, 2017 at Lalitpur football ground.


The event began early morning with a parade round the city. Thousands of people including students, teachers, and consortium partners participated holding play cards, attractive banners that sent the message of strong bond between human and nature.  Veteran Culture expert and Litterateur Satya Mohan Joshi and newly elected Mayor of Lalitpur, Chiri Babu Maharjan graced the event as Chief and Special guests. Various schools, students, teachers were awarded by the guests for their creative and constructive artworks for environment conservation. 
On the very occasion, poster of “Cranes of Nepal” published by Bird Conservation Nepal was launched by the chief guest.

Newly crowned Miss Nepal World 2017 Nikita Chandak and Miss Nepal Asia Pacific International 2017, Sahara Basnet participated a mass-oath taking to bind with the country’s spirit for nature, culture and biodiversity. Chief guest Joshi while addressing the mass highlighted the importance of ancient newari rituals that had strong respect to nature and its conservation. He expressed his concerns over haphazard construction around the sites with cultural importance that has hindered environment as well.

World Environment Day is an annual phenomena celebrated with various activities prior to the event.  BCN with support of NTNC and NTNC- ZOO lead “Nature Walk and Bird Watching” for government officials, bird lovers on 27th May and “Bird Watching at Ranibari” for student members of Friend of Zoo on 30th May 2017.

List Of Donors

  • Koshi Tappu Bird Watching Camp, - Rs. 500
  • Vimal Thapa, - Rs. 1000
  • Rajendra Gurung, - Rs. 1000
  • BCN Pokhara Branch, - Rs. 632
  • Bhuwan Mani Sharma, - Rs. 100
  • Keshav Ghimire, - Rs. 100
  • World Migratory Bird Day 2013, - Rs. 3300
  • Rainer Stoll, - Rs. 25323
  • Sonam Tashi Lama, - Rs. 100
  • Abinash Nepali, - Rs. 1500
  • Carolline Forell, - Rs. 150
  • Charles Patton and Leslie Harris, - Rs. 150
  • Toby Wheeler, - Rs. 330
  • Rajendra Gurung (Patron, BCN), - Rs. 2500
  • Reliance Public School(Student from grade 3 to 5), - Rs. 365
  • Samir Maharjan, - Rs. 500
  • International Vulture Awareness Day 2011, - Rs. 2300
  • Deepak Adhikari, - Rs. 500
  • Anand Chaudhary, - Rs. 1275
  • Dr. Hum Bahadur Gurung , - Rs. 250
  • Butch Lama, - Rs. 700
  • Sarah Piper, - Rs. 2000
  • Charles W. Norris Brown, - Rs. 300
  • Puja Gurung, - Rs. 466
  • Surya Prakash Tiwari, - Rs. 200
  • Ramesh K Pariyar, - Rs. 500
  • Shree Namuna Mahendra Sec. School, - Rs. 902
  • Bright Star Worker's Higher Secondary School, - Rs. 510
  • Shree Bolambu Secondary School, - Rs. 1055
  • Apollo Int'l School, - Rs. 500
  • Shree Chandi Bhairav Secondary School, - Rs. 843
  • Amar Jyoti Sec. School, - Rs. 730
  • Shree Chandrika Devi Secondary School, - Rs. 501
  • David Fiddell, - Rs. 500
  • Local people from Sikles Village, - Rs. 4223
  • PABSON Programme, - Rs. 3000
  • Children's Paradise Boarding School, - Rs. 2000
  • Leknath Festival, - Rs. 2500
  • Amar Singh High School, - Rs. 1660
  • United Academy, - Rs. 1035
  • Suryodaya Boarding School, - Rs. 1000
  • Narayanjan Secondary School, - Rs. 891
  • Shree Baghbhairav Secondary School, - Rs. 1035
  • Green Village Education Foundation, - Rs. 500
  • Program at Dhanding, - Rs. 1500
  • Evergreen Higher Secondary School, - Rs. 1500
  • Shree Bajrayogini Secondary School, - Rs. 2800
  • Serene Hill Secondary English School, - Rs. 953
  • Nuwakot Festival, - Rs. 2000
  • BCN Day Celebration, - Rs. 645
  • 9th street exhibition and public awareness campaign, - Rs. 766
  • Exhibition (Climate Change) at Basantapur, - Rs. 547