Sep 07 2018

Tenth International Vulture Awareness Day celebrated all over the country

The first Saturday of September is marked as the International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD). The tenth International Vulture Awareness Day was celebrated on 1 September 2018 and various awareness activities highlighting importance of vulture conservation were organized throughout the week. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing extinction.

Bird Conservation Nepal supported different local collaborative 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, stake holder interaction, trans boundary dialogue, community awareness, school awareness, poem and drawing competitions, mass rally, photo exhibition, vulture watching and identification in 16 vulture range districts of Nepal. “A weeklong celebration with vulture awareness activities is very fruitful to start meaningful discourse with local government authorities”, said Krishna Prasad Bhudal, VCPO, BCN. “It is very admiring that they are incorporating the vulture conservation activities in their own program these days” People's active participation has led to the success of the event which is amply illustrated by wider media coverage. The detail of IVAD celebration events is following:-

1.

Sauraha, Chitwan

S.N

Location

IVAD Activities

Collaborative Partner

2.

Madhyabindu, Nawalparasi

Students drawing competition and Vulture Safe Feeding Site, Pithauli visit

Kumarwarti Secondary School/Tours Foundation

 

3.

Pithauli, Nawalparasi

Journalist exposure visit to Vulture Safe Feeding Site and Release Site in Pithauli with community awareness

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Pithauli

 

4.

Dumkibans, Nawalparasi

Interaction with stakeholder and trans boundary dialogue on vulture conservation

Vulture Conservation Movement Network

 

5.

Lumbini, Rupandehi

Mass rally, radio program and Interaction with stakeholders

Green Youth of Lumbini, Nepal

 

6.

Gaidatal, Rupandehi

Interaction with stakeholders, communities and school students

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Gaidatal

 

7.

Buddi, Kapilvastu

Interaction with stakeholders and vet practitioners awareness

Nepal Para veterinary and Livestock Association, (NEVLA) Kapilvastu

 

8.

Lalmatiya, Dang

Mass rally, Interaction with stakeholders

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Lalamatiya

 

9.

Rampur, Dang

Interaction with stakeholders and nesting site community awareness

Environmental Sustainable Development and Research Center(ESDRC), Dang

 

10.

Nepalganj, Banke

Stakeholder Interactions and community awareness

Environmental and Rural Development Center (ENRUDEC), Banke

 

11.

Geruwa, Bardiya

Interaction with stakeholder and admiration of elected local government authorities

Bardiya Nature Conservation Club (BNCC)

 

12.

Khutiya, Kailali

Interaction with stakeholders and community awareness

EARTH and Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Khutiya

 

13.

Parsiya, Kanchanpur

Interaction with stakeholders and nesting site community awareness

Nature Guide Association Shuklaphanta (NGAS), Kanchanpur

 

14.

Shuklaphanta National Park, Kanchanpur

Stakeholder interactions and community awareness

Nature Guide Association Shuklaphanta (NGAS), Kanchanpur

 

15.

Bajura

Mass rally, stakeholders interaction and school awareness

District Forest Office and Rufford Foundation

 

16.

Argha, Arghakhanchi

Nesting site community awareness and school awareness

Garta Khahare, Khahare Khola Community Forest, and Garlam Government Forest,  Argha

 

17.

Tamghas, Gulmi

Interaction with stakeholders, Community awareness, School Awareness

Nawa Jana Bikash Yuva Pariwar

 

18.

Madane, Gulmi

Students essay competition and community awareness

Madane Protected Forest committee

 

19.

Madanpokhara, Palpa

Community awareness, Interaction with stakeholder and drawing competition among students

Adheri Chharchhare Community Forest, Madanpokhara, Palpa

 

20.

Pokhara, Kaski

Vulture Photo Exhibition, students poem competition, school awareness and vulture watching walk

Pokhara Bird Society (PBS), Pokhara and BCN Pokhara branch

 

21.

Ghachok, Kaski

Community awareness, school awareness and stakeholders interaction

Jatayu Restaurant Management Committee, Ghachok, Kaski

 

22.

Pharping, Kathmandu

Bird watching and awareness

Bird Conservation Nepal

 

23.

AFU Hetauda, Makawanpur

Talk program on vulture conservation in Nepal and students awareness

AFU and BCN members group

 

List Of Donors

  • 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
  • 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
  • Yubraj Basnet, - Rs. 600