Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) partnering with local partners organized various public awareness raising events on September 3, 2016 to celebrate the Eighth International Vulture Awareness Day. 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 amply illustrated by wider media coverage.

BCN supported different 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, Teej song competition with main theme of vulture conservation, stake holder interaction, community awareness, school awareness, mass rally, vulture watching and identification in 14 vulture range districts of Nepal. The detail of accomplished program is tabulated below:-

 

S.N

Location

IVAD Program

Total Participants

Local Partner/s

1.

Sauraha, Chitwan

Stakeholder Interaction/ Bird Watching and school students awareness

100

Bird Education Society (BES), Chitwan

2.

Pithauli, Nawalparasi

Interaction and Local Cultural Dance/Song performance of

312

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Pithauli

3.

Gaidatal, Rupandehi

Stakeholder Interaction and community Awareness

45

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Gaidatal and GYN Lumbini

4.

Buddi, Kapilvastu

Stakeholder Interaction and community Awareness

34

Nepal Para veterinary and Livestock Association, Kapilvastu

5.

Lalmatiya, Dang

Mass rally and interaction

87

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Lalamatiya

6.

Rampur, Dang

Stakeholder Interaction and Vulture Festival celebration

86

Environmental Sustainable Development and Research Center, Dang

7.

Nepalganj, Banke

Stakeholder Interaction

39

Environmental and Rural Development Center (ENRUDEC), Banke

8.

Thakurdwara, Bardiya

Mass rally, stakeholders interaction and award to students who secure highest mark on SLC 2072 BS

75

Bardiya Nature Conservation Club (BNCC)

9.

Khutiya, Kailali

Stakeholder interaction and celebration of vulture festival

40

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Khutiya and EARTH, Kailali

10

Majgaun, Kanchanpur

Stakeholder interaction and community awareness

23

Nature Guide Association (NGA), Kanchanpur

11.

Sandhikharka, Arghakhanchi

Stakeholder interaction

 

Garta Khahare Khola Community Forest, Argha

12.

Resunga, Gulmi

School Awareness and interaction at Cow Shed of Resunga

135+18

BCN field office, Gulmi

13.

Madanpokhara, Palpa

Stakeholder interaction and community awareness

168

Adheri Chharchhare Community Forest, Madanpokhara, Palpa

14.

Rampur, Palpa

Stakeholder interaction and community awareness

53

Khaireni Community Forest, Rampur, Palpa

15.

Ghachok, Kaski

Teej Songs competition and celebration of vulture festival

275

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Ghachok, Kaski

16.

Pokhara, Kaski

Vulture Monitoring field practice to IOF students

10

BCN Pokhara Branch