World Wetlands Day celebrated in Nepal



Posted on 03 February 2014  | 
Conservation Program Director of WWF Nepal, Dr Ghana Shyam Gurung, addressing the mass at Tau Daha on the occasion of World Wetlands Day 2014.
© Bhawani S Dangol/ WWF Nepal Enlarge
 Marking the global celebration of World Wetlands Day, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, the Government of Nepal along with its line agency Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation in collaboration with conservation partners like WWF Nepal, organized an awareness program in Tau Daha, one of the historic and religious wetlands in Kathmandu on 2nd February 2014.


Wetlands are an important part of the freshwater ecosystem has its significance on water resources, biodiversity, culture and livelihood of the people.  The slogan for this year’s celebration was “Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth” highlighting the importance of wetlands on agriculture that links to food and livelihood security of the people.


Speaking at the program in Tau Daha, the conservation program director of WWF Nepal Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung highlighted the importance of Wetland in human’s life and in environment. He also encouraged all the stakeholders including the local communities to undertake actions to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands. Addressing the mass, Gurung also expressed WWF’s commitment for conservation and promotion of Tau Daha.


WWF Nepal also celebrated the World Wetlands Day in its project areas in Indrawati and Dudh Koshi Sub Basins and Langtang with different awareness raising programs with eco clubs, students and local stakeholders. 

Conservation Program Director of WWF Nepal, Dr Ghana Shyam Gurung, addressing the mass at Tau Daha on the occasion of World Wetlands Day 2014.
© Bhawani S Dangol/ WWF Nepal Enlarge

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