World Wetlands Day 2004 -- Nepal


"From the Mountains to the Sea - Wetlands at Work for Us"

Celebrating World Wetlands Day (February 2, 2004)

Wetlands Day activities in Kathmandu Valley

1. Meet briefing on new Ramsar Sites Jan 31, 2003 3pm - 5pm Hotel Himalaya, Kupondole
Organized jointly by Nepal Forum for Environment Journalists (NEFEJ) and IUCN

2. Billboard inauguration jointly by 3 DGs - DNPWC/DoF/DSCO February 2 10 am Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) premises, Babarmahal. Sponsored by IUCN Nepal

3. Launch of Wetlands Brochure February 2 12:45pm Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat (DNPWC+ IUCN)

4. National level interaction programme on wetlands February 2 9 : 30 am Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat (DNPWC+ IUCN)

5. Wetlands special on NTV February 2 10:15pm Nepal Television

6. A documented report on wetlands of Nepal February 7 12:30 pm Nepal Television

7. Wetlands conservation Bahas February 4 9 pm Channel Nepal

8. Celebrating Wetlands February 2 6:30 - 6:40 pm Hamro Kathmandu; Nepal Television

9. Understanding Water and Wetlands January 30 8:30 - 8:50 pm Achel; Nepal Television

10. Valuing Wetlands February 3 8:00 - 8:52 pm Mission Point in Image Metro

11. Wetlands - A round table panel discussion February 2 7:15 - 7:45 pm Hijo Asti in Radio Sagarmatha FM

12. Phewa ko Serofero chautari discussion February 2 8 - 9 am Himchuli FM, Pokhara

13. Wetlands Day Exhibition February 2 Day-long Central Zoo

14. Wetland Day special features/anchors/supplements January 30, 31, February 1, 2, 3 & 5; Print media
Awareness; The Rising Nepal, Gorkhapatra, The Himalayan Times, Annapurna Post, Space Time, The Kathmandu Post, Kantipur, The Nepali Times, Nepal Samacharpatra, Spotlight, Paryabaraniya, Saptahik Weekly, RONAST journal, Haka Haki, Jana Aawaz, Jeewan

15. Wetlands hard news February 2 & 3 Throughout newsroom period All major daily newspapers, Weeklies and electronic media

16. Prime time wetland news coverage February 2 & 3 Electronic media Awareness Nepal Television & Channel Nepal News

17. Radio Programme, Naso February 2 8:30-8:45pm Radio Nepal

18. Wetland special programme Ankoor January 31 7:15 PM to 7:45 PM Meto F.M.06.7 M.Hz

19. Wetlands snippets in Aankhijhyal February 3 7:00-7:30pm Nepal Television

20. Talk Programme at Nepal Bar Association February 2 Half-day Organised by YAEF/supported by IUCN

21. Workshop on " River Conservation for River Guides" Feb 2 Half-day Organised by Nepal Trust for River Conservation and supported by IUCN

For Further Information:
Sameer Karki ( and Deependra Joshi (


Pokhara Valley:

2nd February 2004: Fisheries Research Centre (Pokhara), LI-BIRD and other NGOs are organizing essay, lecture, fish release and visit program in Lake Rupa.

1-2 Feb 2004: JICA is organizing an interaction program for Lake Fewa Conservation on.

For further information: Dr. T. B. Gurung, email:

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

February 2-8: Week Long "4th Koshi Tappu Bird Festival" Organized by Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Authority/Buffer Zone Coordination Council, Nepal Tourism Board with support from various organizations (IUCN, WWF, Bird Conservation Nepal, Explore Nepal etc.)

For further information:
Sadananda Mandal or Subid Guragain
c/o Save Nepal , Inaruwa -1, Sunsari
Phone: 025-560660

Badhaiya Tal, Bardia

Organizers: Centre for Conservation of Environment and Wildlife (CCEW)

Contact: Mr. Bijaya Kumar Pokharel email: or


Local awareness programmes

Contact: Mr. Bijaya Shrestha, Phone: 091 580173

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