Lumbini Crane Foundation works in Lumbini region to manage and protect a 256 hectares Lumbini Crane Sanctuary as biodiversity conservation and learning centre and works with the local communities of Lumbini region to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, wetlands and watersheds, and protect the natural diversity of Greater Lumbini Area's landscape. LCF aims to educate, empower and inspire to engage people in resolving threats to Sarus Crane and their diverse landscapes.
“LIFE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO SEEK TO PRESERVE IT,
NOT TO THOSE WHO SEEK TO DESTROY IT.”
It is believed that the above words were famously uttered in support as young Prince Siddhartha tried to rescue an injured Sarus Crane. Later as the young prince came to be known as the Buddha these words became an epitome of Buddhist viewpoint on nature conservation. Once saved by the Buddha, the Sarus Cranes and their habitats are threatened once again, Lumbini Crane Sanctuary is trying to save the Sarus cranes and their habitat in his birthplace once again several millennia later.
The LCF’s objectives
Sarus Crane Nesting Season has officially
begun in Lumbini area
You can join us for upcoming Sarus Nesting and Hatchlings survey
Sarus Cranes in Nepal face increasing challenges to survival from rapid urbanization, the use of pesticides, reduced water flows, and industrialization. 2,500 years ago Prince Siddhartha Gautama fought to save this magnificent bird, and today his people wish to continue honoring this noble mission. LDT is partnering with the International Crane Foundation to manage and conserve 256 acres of land in the Lumbini Master plan area as a Sarus Crane and bird sanctuary.
To continue protecting the Sarus Crane and its habitat in the Lumbini Garden, we envision:
With educational and engaging displays, students and visitors will be able to personally experience and contemplate the intimate links between Buddhism, nature conservation, and sustainable development.
Every year all Sarus lovers of Lumbini community gather in Lumbini to celebrate all that these majestic birds represent. Birdwatching tours, nature talks, eco-exhibits, Art installations, School level Art Competition and various drama and fun activities make it for a rich experience.
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Come and Enjoy beautiful nature walk on 3 Km Nature Trail and enjoy the wildlife experience of Lumbini
Lumbini Sacred Garden, near Japanese Peace Pagoda
09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.