News and Views

News and Views

News and Views

Shahanur Naturalists program

Three batches of naturalists were trained at  Melghat Tiger Reserve during April and May, 2019.
Here is the feed back from some of the participants 

"The program was very well structured and all stay and transfer arrangements were very good. The behavior, attitude and humbleness of the forest staff along with various NGO staff was the best part of the Program.They were all very helpful and went out of their way.
All in all amazing program. The first of a kind attended by me.
Having attended this I would like to suggest that forest department should organize more such programs at a higher level. Field patrolling with forest guard could also be a part of the program. Many thanks Indian wildlife club through which I came to know about the program."

Manish Singh

"Thanx a lot for giving us such a great information of the superb n unique naturalist program by MTR. lifetime achievement this is in which few r 
1. Meet with president awardee Mr. Vishal Bansod.
2. Drone operation n control
3. Night stay in Machan
4. Camera trapping training
5. Trekking in core area of a tiger reserve
6. Night Safari
7. Adventure sport
n many more.......thnx thnx a lot.
Requesting u to please let us inform on regular basis of such type of unique n special programs n also d next level (higher level) program of attended event..."


Currently we are promoting a Naturalist Program in Satpura Tiger Reserve.  Here is the link to apply

The Butterfly Pond in Gurgaon

As many of you are aware,  IndianWildlifeClub is crowdfunding to create a water lily pond in the Thousand Shades Butterfly Park in Gurgaon(Gurugram).  we have committed to raise Rs 2 lacs for the project whose  details are given HERE.

The work on the pond has already started and we are aiming to complete the pond work before end of June, 2019. Th NCR region expects monsoon rains by end of June.  Efforts are on to complete the pond digging, lining with geotextile and pond liner to be completed before the rains start. 

Architect Bharati Date and Landscape architect Kavita Ahuja visited the site along with Manish K.  They gave valuable opinions on making the pond long lasting and self sustaining (as far as water availability is concerned).  Estimates of work involved were also shared with us.  As the land belongs to the Forest Department, the officers from the Forest Department have also visited the pond site and given their inputs regarding depth of pond, issues regarding topography of the area etc.

Now that the field inspections and consultations are over, we are hoping to get the pond ready before the monsoons begin.

Funds raised so far by Indianwildlifeclub is Rs 32,300/-
The water plant group led by Manish has pitched in for the pond fund by selling water plants.  See a humorous video on their effort.

As word about the Pond is spreading more support is coming in.  We publish the list of supporters monthly in our forum under the category"butterfly pond".

If you wish to add your contributions, here is the support link


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