Bird Conservation Nepal organized a Talk and Interaction program “ Harmony with Nature for Human Wellbeing “ with Dr. Hum Gurung on 22 May 2020 to celebrate International Day For Biological Diversity.
The program began with opening remarks by Ishana Thapa, CEO BCN followed by Dr. Hum Gurung’s presentation. Dr. Gurung is associated as a Regional Project Manager, Southeast Asia & Pacific Governance for BirdLife International. He highlighted the importance of celebrating Biodiversity Day and shared the things that was considered for this year’s theme “Our Solutions are in Nature” . He also explained the work of BirdLife International in conservation of bird and biodiversity coordinating with people across the globe. Nature is very important for human wellbeing but the services we receive from nature are taken for granted. “Ecosystem services means the benefits that mother nature gives us for free. It is of tremendous value but since this is for free, we do not care much” said Dr. Gurung while stressing the human dependency towards nature. After the presentation the session entered to an interaction and discussion program. Dr. Gurung and Ishana Thapa answered various queries from various participants that covered issues like nature conservation challenges during COVID-19 crisis, grassland management crisis and ecological changes in urban area since the pandemic etc.
An hour and 45 minutes long program saw enthusiastic participation from more than 100 bird and nature lovers. Rajendra Gurung, President, BCN Executive Council Board thanked Dr. Gurung and participants for their time and shared BCN will bring more interactive web programs in days to come in his concluding remarks.