The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands approved Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction as the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2017, during its 52nd meeting held in Gland, Switzerland from 13 – 17 June 2016.
This theme is selected to raise awareness and to highlight the vital roles of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities, and in helping to build resilience.
In this regards, we celebrated world wetlands day through education program on the status of Nepalese wetlands and their degradation. Most of the natural wetlands are vanishing because of unplanned urbanization.
World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). “World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. The Theme for 2016 is “Go Wild for Life ” (ZERO TOLERANCE FOR THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE).
With the support from Central Zoo , Jwalakhel, Women for conservation celebrated World Environment Day conducted Power point and poster presentation. There were a total of 150+ participated the program and directly benefitted with the program. We heartily thank all the staff of Central Zoo for providing the education hall and needed logistic support for the successful completion of the program.
World Animal Day 2016
World Animal Day is celebrated to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.
As a voice for the voiceless, women for conservation celebrated the event through awareness and education programs in Kavrepalanchowk district.
Moreover, injury and death from wildlife attacks often result in people feeling violent anger and hostility against the wildlife involved and, therefore, may undermine public support for conservation. Although Nepal, with rich biodiversity, is doing well in its conservation efforts, human-wildlife conflicts have been a major challenge in recent years. The same case happened in Kavre where a young male leopard was killed brutally by local community members near their farmlands. To minimize this situation in the future, we organized community awareness program.