Miss Nepal 2014 Subin Limbu has one more hat to wear as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has named her its ninth Young Conservation Ambassador. The announcement took place at a function organized at the WWF office premises in Kathmandu on Monday (August 11, 2014), according to a statement released.
Speaking at the event, Senior Conservation Program Director of WWF Nepal Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung said, “It has been a decade that WWF has been engaging Miss Nepal in the field of biodiversity conservation and we believe that engaging them with WWF means providing them a platform to learn, to inspire and also get empowered.”
On the occasion, WWF also acknowledged with gratitude Miss Nepal 2013, Ishani Shrestha for conducting free dental health camps in the protected areas and corridors of Terai Arc Landscape which benefited more than 500 people. Ishani also announced to provide USD 400, an amount raised by her, to a health post in Madi where she conducted one of her health camps.
Subin, who will be actively involved in helping promote conservation especially among the youth, will be following in the footsteps of Payal Shakya, Sugarika KC, Sitashma Chand, Zenisha Moktan, Sadichha Shrestha, Malina Joshi, Shristi Shrestha and Ishani Shrestha. She will be engaged with WWF Nepal’s conservation education program and the recently launched The Generation Green Campaign to reach out to youth on conservation and sustainable development.
WWF Nepal’s Young Conservation Ambassador program was initiated in 2004 in partnership with The Hidden Treasure to engage the reigning Miss Nepal in various conservation projects and spread the message of conservation through words and action.