Friends of Nature (FON), is a youth led, non-governmental, non-profit making, non-political organisation working in the field of environment and biodiversity conservation.
They work in partnership with government, non-governmental organizations and communities and try to provide technical assistance to the communities to solve their problems. They conduct research on wildlife and other components of biodiversity to assess the conservation problems while also developing innovative solutions and implement them.
A dynamic green society, influencing policies and actions to safeguard the environment
Enhance the Socio-cultural and environmental condition through applied research, advocacy and model project interventions.
- Conduct research aimed at contemporary environmental issues.
- Promote environmental education and capacity building programs for youth.
- Assess the environmental impacts of development projects
- Implement innovative projects on biodiversity conservation, climate change, carbon sequestration and water resources management.
- Foster partnership with INGOs, GOs, NGOs, CBOs
The Nepal Owl Festival
For the last five years, FON have organised the Nepal Owl Festival, an event that attracts over 3000 people directly to it and around six million people are reached through various media outlets, both electronic and through print, on a local and national level.
This festival aims to create awareness of the local conservation issues surrounding owls in Nepal and to educate festival visitors through the many messages the festival promotes.
In 2017 Banham Zoo donated £1000 to FRIENDS OF NATURE to support the NEPAL OWL FESTIVAL.