03 Sep 2016

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,   28, 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