With an aim to strengthen Partner to Partner Collaboration among BirdLife partner Organizations, Bombay Natural History Society hosted an online training program on “Bird Migration & Study Techniques” initiated by BirdLife Asia. Representatives from Bird Conservation Nepal (Nepal), Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOG SL)Srilanka, Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN, Bhutan), Haribon Foundation (Philippines), NSS Singapore, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS, Hong Kong) and BirdLife Asia Singapore office participated in the 3 days long program that began from 11 August 2020 to 13 August 2020.
The fascinating training on Bird migration covered important topics such as long-term Bird Migration Studies, Bird Migration Training, Bird ringing, and Central Asian flyway were covered by renowned and senior scientists and ornithologists namely Dr. S. Balachandra, Ms. Tuhina Katti, Mr. Mrugank Prabhu and Dr. P. Sathiyaselvam.
“The pandemic has put off all our plans we had designed for Partner to Partner initiatives. The web training program is just a beginning and we plan to scale up our P2P programs by the end of 2020 and have proper regional meeting of partners.” Said Dipak Apte, Director , BNHS. Dr. Hum Gurung, Regional Project Manager, Southeast Asia & Pacific Governance for BirdLife International said that the training program hosted by BNHS is a unique and informative initiation to enhance capacity of our partners. Likewise, Ms. Ishana Thapa CEO, BCN thanked BNHS and BirdLife Asia for organizing important online training program and wished for strong collaboration among partners and continuation of such trainings after things return to normalcy.