• By : resourceshimalaya.org
  • July 10, 2018


Event Date : 2018-05-22

Environmental  Graduates in Himalaya  (EGH) has  a long  tradition  of  marking important  days.  On May 22nd, EGH  in collaboration with Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF) and Natural History Museum (NHM) had marked up “International Day for Biological Diversity” by organizing an event  at  Natural  History  Museum, Swayambhu. The  theme of this year  was “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”. The event was mostly focused on school students from Grade seven to nine along with their teachers. The program started with a welcome note and brief introduction of Natural History Museum by Dr Ishan Gautam, Lecturer. He elaborated the role of Natural History Museum in creating awareness among people and students about the conservation of biodiversity and also disseminated the information that NHM is also playing a major role for policy formulation and regulation. The program was then followed by power-point presentation of Ms. Bandana Adhikari, EGH Coordinator, on  the  topic  entitled “Biodiversity of Nepal”. The presentation started  with  the introduction and  history of Convention on Biological Diversity and further elaboration of biodiversity and its importance. Ms. Adhikari highlighted the status of biodiversity of Nepal where she talked about various levels of biodiversity  and threats they have been facing.  The presentation ended by showing a short video clip about the biodiversity. Dr. Dharma Raj Dangol, Professor and Chief of NHM, gave a brief speech about the importance of biodiversity and entertained  students by  asking  different questions  related to biodiversity. The next presentation was of Jenisha Napit, Lab Assistant, on the topic entitled “Role of NHM in Biodiversity Conservation” where she highlighted the works done by NHM for the conservation of biodiversity and another presentation was of Monica Shrestha, where she highlighted the status of fauna of Nepal. The program ended with the closing remarks and vote of thanks by Dr. Nirmala Pradhan, Professor.

Total participants= 64


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