Nepal Celebrates 11th National Conservation Day

Nepal Celebrates 11th National Conservation Day

Marking the 11th Anniversary since Nepal lost 24 of its most noted nature conservationists, senior officials of the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) and Kathmandu-based foreign missions in one of the deadliest crashes of the country's aviation history, Nepal lauded the celebration of its National Conservation Day on September 23, 2017.

In the attendance of more than 300 participants, a special event organized by the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC Nepal) was observed at the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) auditorium. Besides delegates and officials from various government and non-government organizations, students and academia, community, media and celebrities, the event celebrations took stage under the auspices of the Hon’ble Minister of the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) Mr. Bikram Pandey and the Hon’ble State Minister of MoFSC Ms. Kamala Devi Sharma.

While the former national park warden Mr. Ram Prit Yadav was conferred with the esteemed National Conservation Award, other notable highlights during this year's celebrations included the inauguration of seven newly published works. These included the: Rhino Conservation Action Plan; Nepal: An Introduction to the natural history, ecology and human environment of the Himalayas, A special edition of the companion volume to the Flora of Nepal; Checklist of CITES listed Flora of Nepal; Plant Diversity in Central Chure Region Nepal; Fundamental Principles of Horticulture; Non Timber Forest Product (NTFP) related Training Roadmap. Besides this five students were designated with scholarship purses awarded by WWF Nepal.

As noted by the Hon'ble Minister of MoFSC, who is also the Chairman of NTNC, "Nepal's major resources lies in our conservation value." Likewise, Mr. Prakash Mathema, Secretary of MoFSC reified the audience that the two-day transboundry meeting being held with the Indian counterparts on September 24-25  in Kathmandu is evidence of Nepal's effort to ensure that conservation efforts are applied beyond the limitations of national boundaries.

 


Hon'ble Minister of Forests and Soil Conservation (along with NTNC Member Secretary) at the opening of the event 

 

 


Mr. Ram Prit Yadav awarded with the National Conservation Award

 

 


Miss Nepal winners (Earth and Asia Pacific International) with the Friends of Zoo singing group

 

 


Prof. Dr. Ram Prasad Chaudhary (NTNC Trustee and former winner of the National Conservation Award) making a presentation