Kathmandu, March 5, 2019: Leo Club of Kathmandu Dreams in the occasion of “World Wildlife Day-2019” successfully conducted ‘Inter-school Art Competition and Seminar’ in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Valley Public High School in 3rd March 2019.
The program was jointly supported by Bird Conservation Nepal, Whpedia and Valley Public School. Shivapuri School, Tangal School, Mahalaxmi English Boarding School, Shanti Vidya Griha Higher Secondary School, and Valley Public School were the participating schools in the competition, where altogether 39 participants were present.
Apart from the theme of World Wildlife Day -2019, i.e. “Life Below Water For People and Planet” the seminar covered all the aspects of wildlife educating students of secondary level the aspects of wildlife, threats they are facing and the conservation strategy to make. Mr. Purnaman Shrestha, Project Manager at Resource Himalaya Foundation presented on “Otter’s Talk” major focusing on the introducing otter and its ecological role while Mr. Sanej Prasad Suwal, Ecologist at Forest Research and Survey presented on “Butterflies of Nepal” explaining about different species of butterflies of Nepal.
Mr. Niraj Dahal, Communication and Marketing Officer from BCN explained about Birds of Nepal and the roles that Bird Conservation Nepal is playing for the conservation of various bird species.
Mr. Basant Sharma, from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara presented on ” Flying with Bats” explaining about bats, its ecological importance and conservation needs.
Mr. Prashant Ghimire, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara presented on Asian Woollyneck and the efforts being made for the conservation of these species in various parts of Nepal.
This awareness program had flourished the message of wildlife conservation to more than 300 people at a time with the main motive to educate students to work for the conservation of wildlife from an individual level.
Top 4 students were rewarded with certificate and trophy while the other five participants were also rewarded with t-shirts and badges. Judging was done based on their art as well as the way of their presentation. The participant from Tangal School was the winner, while Mahalaxmi English High School was the 1st runner up, and 2nd and 3rd Runner up were from Valley Public School.
A day seminar was successfully conducted targeting the secondary level students to develop their knowledge in the field of conservation and wildlife.