Partnership with WWF Nepal for 2nd Photo Conference 2022

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:

  1.   – Species, Ecosystem, and Biodiversity Services
  2.   – People, Conservation and Co-existence
  3.   – Threats to Biodiversity

Photo Conference 2021 Announced

The year 2020 has been a tough time for all of us due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has affected everyone around the world, although in varying degrees and, we have been learning that our health and well-being depend on how we protect and care for our environment and what we do to achieve that purpose.

Keeping the present situation in mind and following the social distancing protocol, the Nepal Chapter of Society for Conservation Biology (Nepal Chapter SCB) announces a virtual photo conference on June 5, 2021, marking World Environment Day via a digital platform, with biodiversity as its core theme. The participants are required to submit not only their photo but also an abstract that defines the story behind it. The conference will provide an opportunity to interested people from all walks of life, to submit their digital photos taken in Nepal, and get an opportunity to be featured in SCB-Nepal.

SCB-Nepal is a non for profit, non-governmental and professional organization which is Nepal’s chapter for the Society for Conservation Biology (an international professional membership-based organization), which is seeking conservation biology enthusiasts to join it, in its mission of bringing together knowledge-based conservation of biological diversity in Nepal. This photo conference also aims to provide the participants a chance to learn more about the organization and become a member.