Mar 14 2019

National Workshop of Nepal Bird Conservation Network (NBCN) in Bardiya

Second national workshop of Nepal Bird Conservation Network (NBCN) held in Bardiya from 14 to 16 March 2019. Participants from the Local Conservation Groups (LCG) representing 25 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAS) out of 37 IBAs were participated on the workshop. The inauguration session of workshop was chaired by Ram Bahadur Shahi, president of Bardiya Nature Conservation Club, which is local organizer of the workshop and Mayor of Thakur Baba Municipality, Ghana Narayana Shrestha was the chief guest.  It is an event designed to enhance the capacity of field based Nepal Bird Conservation Network members for bird and biodiversity monitoring and conservation. Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) primarily focused to aware the key local Conservation Groups on spread awareness amongst the wider communities and influencing stakeholders and agencies in positioning the IBA management and conservation actions. This helps to educate a reluctant public and key stakeholder in the critical role of IBA to the well-being of the environment.

Chief guest Ghana Narayana Shrestha highlighted that the local government bodies are really keen to know the biodiversity and its conservation strategy on their respective sites so recommend to advocate them properly for mainstreaming the conservation and management agenda. The inauguration session was followed by short remarks from the other guests Radha Chaudhary, president, Thakur Baba Municipality, ward no. 9, Netra Acharya, president, Bardia National Park, Buffer Zone Management Committee, Badri Binod Dahal, Assistant Conservation Officer, Bardiya National Park, Chandra Prasad Chapagain, Chief of Shibha Dal Gana, Bardiya National Park, Bashu Dev Bhattarai, secretary, School Environment Education Network, Nepal, Laxmi Raj Joshi, Conservation Officer, NTNC Bardiya Conservation Program and  representative from community based anti-poaching unit, Ecotourism Development Forum, Bardiya and journalists. Guest speakers highly appreciated the progressive efforts and enthusiastic local participation for bird and biodiversity conservation. The training session included detail about birds and IBAs status of Nepal and role of LCG presented by Krishna Bhusal, Vulture Conservation Program Officer and Mitra Pandey, Senior Project Officer, BCN. The second day session included presentation from LCGs representatives on annual progress made on bird and biodiversity conservation with way forward. The workshop concluded with identifying the threats in IBAs of Nepal and its conservation actions.

List Of Donors

  • 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
  • Exhibition (Climate Change) at Basantapur, - Rs. 547
  • Fanny Lal, Singapore - Rs. 54963
  • Sarita Jnawali, Nepal - Rs. 850
  • Baishnavi, Nepal - Rs. 4000
  • Alliance Francaise, - Rs. 2800
  • Bird Watching Pokhara, - Rs. 1110
  • Parwat Raj Thani, Nepal - Rs. 800
  • Yangki Sherpa, - Rs. 5000
  • Tek Bdr Rai, - Rs. 100
  • Inst for village (WWU), - Rs. 1000
  • Jennifer & Wicky , - Rs. 21000
  • Yubraj Basnet, - Rs. 600