28 Sep '11, 10am

2011 National Conservation Day: Celebrating Forests for People

2011 National Conservation Day: Celebrating Forests for People

The Vice President of Nepal spoke at the ceremony. © WWF Nepal “Celebrating Forests for People” was the theme of Nepal’s third National Conservation Day on September 24, 2011. The day commemorates the legacy of the WWF employees and other conservation leaders who lost their lives in a tragic helicopter accident in Kangchenjunga, Nepal in 2006. At a special ceremony, organizations and individuals received Abraham Conservation Awards to recognize their notable contributions to conservation. Eight scholarships were awarded to young Nepali conservationists to continue the legacy of the conservation heroes that were lost. WWF is committed to honoring the memory of our friends and colleagues, many of whom laid the foundation for our work in the Eastern Himalayas. We do this by nurturing future conservationists, rewarding the outstanding work of individuals and organizations to h...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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