Fragile Nepal– Conservation seminar and exclusive dinner event
Friday 16 October 2009
On 24th November ZSL is hosting two events to raise both awareness of and vital funds for our conservation work in Nepal.
ZSL has been a long term partner in Nepal and will be hosting this seminar on behalf of the government of Nepal. It will discuss the current challenges to conservation in Nepal and recommend longer term sustainable and effective solutions.
Following that will be an excusive dinner event with a drinks reception, delicious buffet dinner, presentations and Nepali entertainment. Diners will also have the opportunity to help our fundraising efforts by bidding for money-can’t-buy items in our silent auction.
Conservation in Nepal
Whilst Nepal boasts diverse geography, from the high Himalayas to the floodplains of the Terai, with remarkable biodiversity to match it still remains the poorest country in Asia.
Extinction threats loom as pressures on habitats and poaching increases, a result of direct impact of human population growth. These problems have also been exacerbated by climate change and a period of social and political crisis in Nepal.
With already endangered species under threat, such as the greater one horned rhino, tiger and snow leopard, their fate is dependent on protective action and creating acceptable conditions for coexistence with humans.
These key issues, combined with the mitigation of climate change impacts, securing a healthy habitat and sufficient capacity and resource, need to be addressed to implement necessary conservation action in Nepal.
The government of Nepal, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation and National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) are jointly observing 2009 as “Nepal Nature Conservation Year”.
The objective of this is to share the experiences and achievements recorded in the area of natural resources conservation through partnership and collaboration.
Join the debate
The seminar on solutions to the crisis will be held on the 24th November at ZSL. Attendance is free and open to all.
Please email Jane Loveless with names of attendee(s) and please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tea and coffee will be provided. Lunch can be purchased in ZSL London Zoo or at various locations in the Primrose Hill area.
Join our exclusive dinner event
To mark the Nepal Nature Conservation Year 2009 and raise funds for the vital conservation work needed to safeguard this remarkable region and its fragile ecosystems, ZSL and the UK Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal are hosting a very special evening on Tuesday 24 November 2009 at ZSL London Zoo.
Join us for a drinks reception, delicious buffet dinner, presentations, and Nepali entertainment, as well as the opportunity to bid for money-can’t-buy items in our silent auction.