Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) organized one-day workshop entitled "Climate Change Impacts on the Conservation of Birds in Nepal" on 25 January 2010 in Kathmandu. A total of 15 participants representing WWF-Nepal, The Mountain Institute, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Himalayan Nature, Global Primate Network-Nepal (GPN-Nepal) and Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) attended the workshop.
The main objectives of the workshop were to introduce about the project, share its progress and seek suggestion on the technical aspects of the project.
On the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of BCN, Dr. Hum Gurung welcomed all the participants. Senior Technical Advisor of Himalayan Nature Dr. Hem Sagar Baral shared views about the relevance of the project. Dr. Bishnu Bhandari of ICIMOD delivered the presentation on the impact of climate change on the high-altitude wetlands in Nepal.
Mitra Pandey, Climate Change Project Officer of BCN introduced the Important Bird Areas (IBAs) lying in the project site of eastern Nepal and bird species. IBAs of eastern Nepal and project bird species. He also provided introduction to the Birdlife/RSPB worldbirds website. The workshop also discussed about the bird data sources for the project along with mapping the location of birds in different localities by the ornithologists.