Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) was felicitated for its outstanding work by Friends of Nature during Nepal Owl Festival 2017. The Owl Festival was held on 3-4 February 2017 at Jagdispur Reservoir, Kapilvastu where more than 3000 people participated in the program. Hem Bahadur Katuwal, SMCRF attended the program to receive the felicitation. Besides, SMCRF other organizations and people were also felicitated in the program. Information regarding the small mammals was also disseminated by keeping the stall at the program. Bird watching events and different local cultural songs and dances were performed in the festival.