Feb 02 2018

World Wetlands day- “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” Celebrated

With an objective to raise awareness on wetlands conservation Department of National park and Wildlife conservation celebrated 22nd World Wetlands Day on 2nd February with slogan “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” at DNPWC, Babarmahal.

The chief guest of programme, honorable Forest and Soil Conservation minister Mr. Bikram Pandey unveiled the hoarding board of world wetland day kept inside department of forest. The operational plan for crocodile conservation and book of early stage of conservation in Nepal written by Mr. Bishwanath Upreti, ex-Director General of Department of National park and Wildlife Conservation, was launched by the chief guest. The student of Ambition academy presented play based on conserving wetland as well as senior singer Mrs. Lochan Bhattarai sang awareness related nature conservation song. Prize money and certificate were distributed to the student placed first, second and third in essay competition organized by interschool on the occasion of world wetland day. Carol Inskipp, Author of Birds of Nepal was awarded for her contribution for conservation of birds in Nepal since last four decades. Around 150 participants were present representing from different governmental and non-governmental organization, academic institution and media.

Chief guest  minister Mr. Bikram Pandey, Special Guest honorable Forest and Soil Conservation state minister Mrs. Kamala Devi Sharma, Dr. Yuvak    Dwaj GC, Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Chairperson of programme and Director General of Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation Mr. Man Bahadur Khadka presented their thoughts keeping the theme for sustainable wetland conservation in Nepal. World Wetlands Day is an annual event organized by DNPWC conservation consortium partners BCN, Hariyo Ban Program, IUCN, WWF, NTNC, ZSL and others.

Similarly, BCN also lead a bird watching event at Taudaha Lake, organized by Department of National Parks & Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) with conservation consortium partners as one of the prior events to celebrate “world Wetlands Day on 27 December 2018. Mr.  Arend van Riessen delivered a presentation on status of Water birds around Taudaha area since 2003 -2016 and Ramesh Chaudhary was the leader for the bird watching event. Altogether crowd of around 50 took part at the event.

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
  • 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