Ministry of Forest and Environment in collaboration with DNPWC, DoF, DFRS, DPR, DSWM, USAID, BCN, WWF, NTNC, ZSL, SMCRF, and IUCN celebrated international biodiversity day on 22nd May at NTNC, Khumaltar to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Convention on Biological Diversity; Safeguarding life on Earth and to highlight progress made in the achievement of its objectives at the national levels. Mr. Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Honorable Minister of Forest and Environment was the chief guest for the occasion. The session was chaired by Dr. Bishwanath Oli, Ministry of Forest and Environment where as honorable Dr. Krishna Prasad Oli, National Planning Commission and Dr. Yubak Dhoj GC was guest of the programme.
During the event Dr. Maheswar Dhakal, Chief, Environment and biodiversity division presented the major achievements of NBSAP: Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities. Similarly, books titled ‘25 Years of Achievement on Biodiversity Conservation in Nepal’, ‘Photo book on biodiversity’, ‘Ramsar Strategic Plan ‘(2018-2024), ‘Wildlife Stockpiles Management Report’, were launched. The video in relation to fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising which in turn contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity was also displayed.
Chief guest honorable minister Mr. Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Ministry of Forest and Environment; Dr. Bishwanath Oli, Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Environment; Dr. Yubak Dhoj GC, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives ; National Planning Commission expressed their thoughts forwarding way for biodiversity conservation.