We are delighted to announce that Society for Conservation Biology Nepal has partnered with WWF Nepal to organize this year’s Photo Conference on May 22, 2022, marking the international day for biological diversity.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is the world’s leading independent conservation organization originated in Switzerland in 1961 and currently running in more than 100 countries across 6 continents. When a rhino conservation program in Chitwan, Nepal was launched, WWF started working in Nepal in 1967. WWF Nepal focused on conserving biological diversity, ensuring sustainable use of renewable resources, reducing pollution and wasteful consumption, and addressing sustainable livelihoods to stop the degradation of Nepal’s environment.
Photo conference is an annual flagship program of the Society for Conservation Biology Nepal and aims to provide an avenue to share and discuss photos, featuring values of biodiversity and impending conservation challenges. We aim to bring light to conservation issues through photography while promoting individuals working in the same.
With this partnership, a new thematic area for this year’s Photo Conference was added: “YEAR OF THE TIGER 2022”.
In 2010, during the Global Conference on Tiger Conversation held in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nepal, and 12 participating countries had come up with an ambitious plan double the population of wild tigers by 2022, as part of a global initiative called TX2. With joint efforts from the community, Armed Police Forces, Police Personnel, park staff, forest staff, and wildlife experts, Nepal has well on track to become the first country to achieve the goal of doubling its tiger population in 2022.
Celebrating this achievement, we will be accepting all kinds of photographs that highlight tigers as a whole, their threats, ecological importance, and efforts for their conservation.
Our other thematic areas also include:
- Species, Ecosystem, and Biodiversity Services
- People, Conservation and Co-existence
- Threats to Biodiversity