Ghataraj Memorial School to represent Nepal in Asia’s biggest wildlife quiz!
Organized by WWF Nepal’s The Generation Green campaign, a total of 500 students from 250 schools across Nepal participated in WWQ Nepal, progressing from the preliminary and qualifier rounds to arrive at the final event organized in Kathmandu today. Kathmandu World School finished in second position while Shreekul Vidyalaya secured third place. Themed ‘Exploring Our Planet”, the quiz centered around the significance of our irreplaceable natural resources; forests and wildlife, oceans and rivers, plants and animals. Participants this year included students from 14 districts - Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Bara, Parsa, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Makwanpur, Bardia, Banke, Kailali, Dang and Kanchanpur.
The winners of the national competition said, “We feel fantastic winning the national competition and will work extra hard to prepare for the international finale.”
“It is heartening to see this diverse mix of youth equipped with environmental knowledge. This will go a long way in creating a new generation of conservation leaders wherein our youth can be the leaders of tomorrow.” said Bishnu Shrestha, Undersecretary at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.
“The Wild Wisdom Quiz aims to promote understanding of biodiversity and nature among young students through engaging and interactive components that builds on the foundations of environmental knowledge of students at an early stage, positioning them to make informed decisions for a better Nepal.” said Shristi KC, Officer for Campaigns and Education, WWF Nepal.
Now in its third edition, WWF Nepal initially introduced Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ) in 2017 reaching out to 104 schools in Kathmandu Valley. Wild Wisdom Quiz was initiated by WWF India in 2008. Now, in its eleventh year, the quiz has grown to become Asia’s biggest quiz on wildlife.
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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.
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