Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal

International Wildlife Day Observed Today

TU-PNC, 3 Mar. 2016: The Department of Zoology and Zoological Society of Pokhara jointly organized a program at the Institute of Science & Technology, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara today to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The program was conducted under the chairmanship of Ram Gopal Dhebajoo, the Head of the Dept of Zoology.

The day is celebrated this year under the theme “Vulture Conservation” and “CITES Conservation on International Trade of Endangered Species”. Participants were encouraged to highlight species of wild animals and plants from their own positions, adapting the global theme to suit.

There were two key speakers: Hemanta Dahal and Binod Kumar Thapa, both faculty members at the Institute of Science & Technology. They said that the world’s wildlife is facing many challenges. They also emphasized that the biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss, pesticides use, poaching and trafficking. For instance, vulture is among the most critically endangered species across the world.

The welcome speech was given by Prem Raj Gautam, a faculty at the Institute and run by Sher Man Gurung, a faculty at the Dept of Biology. Swornim Adhikari, a student of science, also spoke on behalf of the participants about the program

Both faculty and students of biology group participated in the program.

Published by: Institute of Sc. & Tech
Published on 2016-03-03

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