Sep 02 2017

Ninth International Vulture Awareness Day marked all over the country

The first Saturday of every September is International Vulture Awareness Day. Thus, 2 September 2017 is marked as 9th International Vulture Awareness Day. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction.

Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) with local partners organized various public awareness raising and advocacy events to mark this day all over the country. The week-long programs primarily focused on spread awareness amongst the wider communities and influencing stakeholders and agencies in positioning the vulture range districts as the Vulture Safe Zone. This helps to educate a reluctant public in the critical role of this creature to the well-being of the environment. People's active participation has led to the success of the event which is illustrated by wider media coverage.

BCN supported different local collaborative organizations to organize these awareness raising programs such as Vulture Festival in Vulture Safe Feeding Sites, Local cultural song and dance performance regarding vulture conservation, stake holder interaction, trans boundary dialogue, community awareness, school awareness, mass rally, photo exhibition, vulture watching and identification in 15 vulture range districts of Nepal. This year events were centered to aware and advocate to newly elected local government authorities and achieving the goodness the municipality and rural municipality incorporate the vulture conservation activities on their respective annual program said Krishna Prasad Bhusal, Vulture Conservation Program Officer. The detail of IVAD celebration events are tabulated below:-

 

S.N

Location

IVAD Program

Local Collaborative Partner

1.

Sauraha, Chitwan and field visit to VSFS, Pithauli, Nawalparasi

Stakeholder and newly elected local government authority Interaction/ Bird Watching and school students field visit to Vulture Safe Feeding Site, Nawalparasi

Bird Education Society (BES), Chitwan

2.

Pithauli, Nawalparasi

Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Pithauli

3.

Triveni/Susta, Nawalparasi

Interaction with stakeholder and trans boundary dialogue on vulture conservation

Bird Conservation Nepal and Vulture Conservation Movement Network

4.

Lumbini, Rupandehi

Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Green Youth of Lumbini, Nepal

5.

Gaidatal, Rupandehi

Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Gaidatal

6.

Buddi, Kapilvastu

Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Nepal Para veterinary and Livestock Association, (NEVLA) Kapilvastu

7.

Lalmatiya, Dang

Mass rally, Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Lalamatiya

8.

Bijauri, Dang

Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Environmental Sustainable Development and Research Center(ESDRC), Dang

9.

Nepalganj, Banke

Stakeholder Interaction and community awareness

Environmental and Rural Development Center (ENRUDEC), Banke

10.

Bhurigau, Bardiya

Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Bardiya Nature Conservation Club (BNCC)

11.

Khutiya, Kailali

Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Khutiya

12.

Dhangadhi, Kailali

Interaction with stakeholder

EARTH, Kailali

13.

Majgaun, Kanchanpur

Stakeholder interaction and community awareness

Nature Guide Association Shuklaphanta (NGAS), Kanchanpur

14.

Sandhikharka, Arghakhanchi

Community awareness, Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Garta Khahare, Khahare Khola Community Forest, and Garlam Government Forest,  Argha

15.

Balithum, Gulmi

Interaction with stakeholder, Community awareness, School Awareness and drawing competition

BCN field office, Gulmi/Nawa Jana Bikash Yuva Pariwar

16.

Madanpokhara, Palpa

Community awareness, Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Adheri Chharchhare Community Forest, Madanpokhara, Palpa

17.

Pokhara, Kaski

Vulture Photo Exhibition and students drawing competition and vulture watching walk

Pokhara Bird Society (PBS), Pokhara and BCN Pokhara branch

18.

Ghachok, Kaski

Community awareness, Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Ghachok, Kaski

19.

Kakani, Kathmandu

Interaction and awareness with vulture/bird watching in Kakani

Bird Conservation Nepal

20.

Thapathali, Kathmandu

Talk program on vulture conservation in Nepal

Rotract Club of Mid Down Town, Thapathali

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