Posted on 29 July 2018
Coinciding with Global Tiger Day, WWF Nepal today kick started the second season of Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ).
Coinciding with Global Tiger Day, WWF Nepal today kick started the second season of Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ). Part of WWF Nepal’s education program, WWQ aims to aware and inform young people about biodiversity and natural resources and the necessary steps for its sustainable use.
WWF Nepal introduced Wild Wisdom Quiz in 2017 that reached out to 104 schools in Kathmandu Valley. This year, the quiz gets bigger with around 300 students of grades 6-8 from 150 schools in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Nepalgunj taking part in the competition that will continue till September.
"Wild Wisdom Quiz is a unique way of getting young people to understand the value of biodiversity,” stated Shikha Gurung, Sr. Education and Campaigns Officer of WWF Nepal. “Conservation awareness requires innovative platforms such as this whereby young people are provided with the opportunity to learn the importance of nature through a fun-filled and interactive medium."
The theme of this year's WWQ is ‘The Price of Our Planet’. It is centered around the significance of our irreplaceable and natural resources; forests and wildlife, oceans and rivers, plants and animals and our never-ending use of these resources.
WWQ will take place in three stages; preliminary, qualifier and finals. Six schools will compete in the national finals, the winner of which will compete in the international finale in India. The winner of WWQ 2017 from Nepal, Malpi City School, bagged the runner-up title in the international finale in India.
Initiated by WWF-India in 2008 as a modest initiative, today WWQ has reached out to more than 250 cities with a participation of 800 schools. Now, in its eleventh edition, Wild Wisdom Quiz has become Asia’s biggest quiz on wildlife.