Bringing Home the Gold!

Posted on
16 December 2020


Kathmandu, Nepal: Nisarga Batika School’s Anushna Gautam and Nightingale International School’s Saurya Shrestha, emerged proud winners of the international edition of the Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ) 2020, battling it out among eight international finalists from four locations - Colombia, India, Hong Kong, and Nepal.
 
Hosted and organized by WWF India, the quiz was held on Zoom with the theme of the year aptly named, ‘Reimagining Our Planet”. All questions and content were derived from the popular Netflix, WWF and Silverback Films production, “Our Planet”.
 
Talking about their experience Anushna Gautam, Winner 2020, said “Thank you for a great experience, we are very excited for this victory”, while Saurya Shrestha, Winner 2020, said “We are very excited to be able to bring home the title for the first time!”


 
“We're extremely proud of our young environmentalists for showing such intellect, perseverance and gusto at the international stage and finally bringing home the title. This is further proof that our young minds have far reaching, global potential and must keep striving for greater heights." said Dr. Ghana S. Gurung, Country Representative, WWF Nepal.
 
Now in its fourth edition, WWF Nepal initially introduced the Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ) in Nepal in 2017. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Nepal edition of the quiz was held digitally for the first time ever this year, reaching out to 100 schools and 200 participants, across 7 districts. Our finalists battled it out in three domestic rounds and over 50 national semifinalists to make it to the international round, before finally bringing home the gold at the international stage.
 
Initiated by WWF India in 2008, the Wild Wisdom Quiz is now in its twelfth year and is considered to be Asia’s biggest wildlife quiz. The quiz is aimed at raising awareness regarding biodiversity and wildlife conservation among the younger generation, through participatory and interactive means.
 
You can watch and play the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC-B3iLP6QM
 

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For more information, contact:
Roshna Subedi
Campaigns and Education Assistant, WWF Nepal
Email: roshna.subedi@wwfnepal.org; Mobile: +977 9801051774
 
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About Wild Wisdom Quiz
Initiated by WWF-India in 2008 as a modest initiative, Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ) today has become Asia’s biggest quiz on wildlife, reaching out to more than 250 cities with a participation of 800+ schools. Wild Wisdom Quiz was introduced in Nepal on 5 June 2017, to sensitize students about Nepal’s rich biodiversity and natural heritage. The Quiz is an ideal platform to reach out to young minds and embed the seeds of environment conservation through a fun filled and interactive learning experience.
 
About WWF
 
WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change. WWF has been active in Nepal since the 1960s and remains committed to the vital work being done in the region to save its unique and irreplaceable biodiversity.
 
Learn more at www.wwfnepal.org