Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) celebrated the 2009 World Environment Day with various events to draw the attention of the general public on the need to protect the environment and combat climate change in Nepal.
On the occasion, a one-day Street Exhibition and Public Awareness Campaign was organised on June 5 at Shanti Vatika, Ratna Park. The programme started at 8:00 am and continued until the evening. Informative leaflets, posters, brochures and newsletters were distributed to the visitors, which helped to increase knowledge on birds and environment. Various publications, merchandises such as t-shirts, badges, postcards, etc. were on put on display. A quiz contest was held to evaluate the knowledge of birds among the general people.
People from various walks of life visited the exhibition stall in which BCN also added new members as part of its drive to expand its membership-base. In addition, BCN also organised greeting card competition titled "Birds: A Unique Gift of Nature". The competition was divided into two categories: one within students of art colleges and another between school students. Altogether, 34 students from art colleges (Sirjana College of Fine Arts and Lailitkala Campus) and 11 students from 6 different schools took part in the competition. Another centre of attraction of the exhibition was tattooing of birds that also served as one of the effective mediums of generating awareness on the conservation of birds and environment.