Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".
- The Wiki Loves Birds project is to increase the amount of free licensed materials of available Birds species of Nepal. The project will add photographs of birds found Nepal in Wikimedia Commons; and improve the quality and quantity of Wikipedia articles (mainly in Nepali Language). Furthermore, the project also aims to update/add information of rarely available species of any location of Nepal in Wiki species. The Wiki Loves Birds project also targets at broad spectrum of outreach program, knowledge sharing and interest growing among people about birds as well as of Wikipedia, Wikimedia commons, Wiki species. The project will contribute quality images of birds of Nepal to Wikimedia commons involving more users.
Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?
- We have plans to organize 3 photowalks or photorides per month in several places or national parks in Nepal to capture photographs of birds.
- We have plans to run a session about identifying birds species, which will mentor by expertise from Bird Conservation Nepal.
- We have plans to collaborate with a highly expertise birds photography and research group (Friends of Birds) from Nepal.
How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?
- First of all, as per we promised, we avoid the use of paper promotion with the ultimate tagline of 1 ream of paper = 6% of a tree and 5.4kg CO2 in the atmosphere, 3 sheets of A4 Paper = 1 liter of water To acquire couple of thousands pictures we can’t sacrifice hundreds of trees to waste. So, we started a new innovative phase to achieve our goals throughout:
- Rigorous Emailing
- Social Medias
- Tell- A friend
- Central Notice across Wikimedia projects
- Village pump of my community
- Media Coverage in Nepali Online News
- We also reached to Bird Conservation Nepal and notified about our Project. BCN provided us the recorded checklist of birds found in Nepal.
- We organized an outreach program at a bird watching and winter bird counting event and introduce Wiki Loves Birds to them.
- Friends of Birds are the best to collaborated with since they are involved and working in the field of birds conservation in Nepal and connected with BCN.
What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?
- At the end of Wiki Loves Birds, we will have uploaded photographs of birds found Nepal in Wikimedia Commons and improved articles about birds of Nepal in Wikipedia.
- for follow up
- I will keep in close contact with the persons involved in my project through several Social media Groups chat.
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:
- Number of total participants: 15+
- Number of edit-a-thon: 1
- Number of photowalk or photoride : 7+
- Number of articles created or improved (if applicable): 100+
- Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (if applicable): 1000+
What resources do you have? Include information on who is the organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).
- Project Manager: Nirmal Dulal (Wikimedian and Photographer)
- Member of Core team: Krish Dulal (Wikimedian), Creepanta (Photographer), Niraj Dahal (From BCN)
- Other Volunteers: Nabin Sapkota, Saroj Kumar Dhakal, Kiran Dhukhuchhu, Shree Krishna Dhital, Bhupendra Shrestha, Himal Subedi, Parbat Subedi, Hari Paudyal
- Interested to collaboration : Friends of Birds Group
- We also got help from Bird Conservation Nepal (BirdLife Nepal) for recorded checklist of birds found in Nepal and Outreaches. BCN is also helping us to run a a session about identifying birds species.
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:
- expenses for the project:
|Item Description||Total cost (US$)||Remarks|
|Photowalks and Photoride ( 7+ targeted)||Transportation||USD 450|
|Food and Accomodation||USD 650||Food and Accomodation for the participants for all targeted programs|
|Permission for Entering National Parks and Miscellaneous||USD 50|
|Telephone and Internet connectivity||USD 100||3G/4G Internet data and communication charges|
|Certificates||USD 150||Certificates for participants|
|Outreach Event||USD 100||Transportation, Food and Other Miscellaneous|
|Stationery and Miscellaneous||USD 150|
|Total||USD 1650||Total cost of all events|