Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Eravikulam National Park-Photos by Pazhaniswamy

Forest guard Pazhaniswamy posted at Eravikulam National Park  has been sending me interesting photos of the flora and fauna of Eravikulam National Park, Kerala.  As a guard accompanying tourists in the tourist bus which takes day tourists into the Park, Pazhani is in a position to observe the Park flora and fauna on a daily basis and he makes sure that his mobile clicks document the unusual visitors, seasonal flowers and other interesting tidbits.

Here is a sample of the photos he has been sending me.  Pazhani can be contacted at +918281931335

Fauna clicked by Pazhaniswamy

Green vine snake

Herd of Nilgiri Tahr

Malabar Pit Viper

Nilgiri tahr

Flora clicked by Pazhaniswamy

Can anyone give the names of these flora?

Monday, August 26, 2019

Butterfly Pond Project in Gurugram

"Gurujal"*, an initiative by Gurgaon administration to address the water crisis in Gurgaon, invited proposals by citizens in three areas of pond cleaning, bio remediation and micro STP.

Our butterfly pond project was shortlisted for an EXPO held on 16th August 2019.

Here are some pictures from our Exhibit and the Expo

EXPO BANNERS in the 9'by9'stall

Visitors and the Deputy Commissioner at the Stall

*Gurugram has been facing a water crisis at an alarming rate. The rapid urbanisation and constant pressure on the ground water has led to it being a DARK ZONE.  To address this issue the government has formulated an initiative named Guru-Jal.
It is an INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT initiative under the District Administration of Gurugram, Govt. of Haryana in collaboration with, Hero, CII, TERI SAS etc, to understand the gravity and the root causes of the problem. It aims to address the issue using a systems thinking approach with creative design solutions.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Naturalist Program at Satpura Tiger Reserve

The three days naturalist program at Satpura Tiger Reserve, promoted by has concluded successfully.  The attendance was excellent and participants who attended had various and diverse interests in wildlife.  According to our trainer Ashish Shah, many participants could be resource persons for birding, reptiles, insects etc for the next such program planned.  The Forest Department Officials were available for field studies and extended full support for the program.

Participants Naturalist Program at Satpura Tiger Reserve 17th 19th June, 2019

Copy of certificate issued to participants

A class room study in progress