Awards and Acknowledgement
Participants will get the opportunity to outshine their creativity, skills, and artistry through their photography. Further, they will get a chance to win exciting prizes along with certificates i.e.
1st – NRs. 20,000
2nd – NRs. 15,000
3rd – NRs. 10,000
Not only this, we will also provide some consolation prizes.
- Species, Ecosystem and Biodiversity Services: Photos of plants and animals in their habitats. These categories also include photos showing the multiple benefits and services provided by biodiversity, such as provisioning services (food, water, medicine, etc.), regulating services (flood control, pollination, maintenance of soil fertility, etc.), cultural services (spiritual meaning, recreational resources, cultural benefits, aesthetical value, etc.), and Supporting services (maintenance of genetic diversity, soil formation, etc.). For example, A fisherman earns his livelihood from the fish stocks of rivers and lakes, tourism, agrobiodiversity, etc.
- People, Conservation, and Co-existence: Different communities or individuals working with their possible efforts, using either traditional, innovative, conventional, or unconventional ways for biodiversity conservation, and how they are co-existing with biodiversity. For example Citizen scientists in different regions of Nepal help in wildlife monitoring or habitat restoration, people opting for bee-friendly plantations, local community managing forests, incidences of human-wildlife conflict, wildlife-friendly bridges over roads, people protecting different plants for religious purposes or beliefs, etc.
- Threats to Biodiversity: Biodiversity has been impacted by habitat loss, invasive species, population growth, pollution, overexploitation, climate change, and so on, at varying levels. For example overharvesting of resources creating barren landscape, excessive growth of invasive species destroying native species, overfishing, activities induced by climate change (glacial retreat, forest fire), disaster-induced by developmental activities such as loss of soil stability, outburst flood due to blockages in waterways, deforestation.
- Year of Tiger, 2022: Nepal has impressively marked the target of achieving double the Tiger project. Nepal set to become the first country to double the number of Tigers in the world. To celebrate this victory, SCB Nepal introduces “Year of Tiger,2022” for its newest theme.