Wildlife

Wildlife Conservation as a career choice

Posted by Susan Sharma on September 12, 2018

 
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Many IWC members send queries about wildlife conservation as a career choice.   Many youngsters have great passion but find there is a lack of opportunities to qualify with an"appropriate" degree.   There is also a lack of openings in general.  

I recently interviewed Shaleen Attre, a passionate wildlife lover.  With no "Science background" she found it impossible to get admission for any environmental degree courses in India.   Her vast field experience working with NGOs in wildlife area did not count when it came to admission.

Here is the video recording. Watch it at the link

https://youtu.be/y5Nw5-aKO78

Travel

golden temple with taj mahal tour

Posted by prabhu palawat on September 08, 2018

 
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Golden temple with taj mahal tour

The tour package Golden Triangle Tour with Amritsar covered top four famous and beautiful location of India including Delhi, Amritsar, Agra and Jaipur. The Golden Triangle is perhaps the most celebrated travel path in the India that brings Indian cultural, colorful dress up, Indian tasty food and different language you will explore but with this package you will also experience the Golden Temple which Among the most prominent heritage sites in India that have made an impact in the world is the Golden Temple. Welcome India Travel offer India's most popular and selling package with affordable price and 100% satisfaction service. We offer golden triangle tour with golden temple, golden triangle with amritsar, golden temple with agra tour, delhi agra amritsar tour package price, golden triangle and amritsar tour, amritsar tour package from delhi, golden temple tour from delhi.

Author : Kishanu Karmakar

Bird Watching

Bird Watching at Thattekkad

Posted by PhotographyAxis on September 05, 2018

 
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Bird Photography at Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

 

If you are a Birdwatcher then you should definitely visit the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Thattekkad. it is a must visit place for any bird photographer. You can enjoy shooting many varieties of birds which include western ghats endemics also. Special bird varieties here include Malabar Trogon, Great-eared Nightjar, Oriental Bay Owl, Ceylon Frogmouth, Black Baza and many more. You would definitely love this place. it is good for learning bird photography also.

 

 If you visit Thattekad Bird Sanctuary during winter season then you can even photograph the winter migratory birds. I have been to this place many times. If you are lucky then you can even get a sighting of the rare Legge’s hawk Eagle. Nearest railway station is Alwaye and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport. You can arrange a taxi or cab from there to reach this place.

General

TEMPO TRAVELLERS – THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO TAKE TOURS AT YOUR LEISURE

Posted by Vishal on September 03, 2018

 
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Who does not like travelling with ease and comfort? And a tempo traveller is the most convenient option for tourists who are looking to get the most out of their city tour. You may not be aware of all the biggest advantages only provided by a tempo – supposedly the best vehicle for all of your holiday needs. No matter you’re planning a long trip, short trip or any other trip. A tempo traveller is the best option you will ever ask for.

People usually prefer hiring a tempo traveller for taking a tour of the city with a large group. It can even be used to ferry people to the marriage hall. Compared to SUVs, our tempo travellers offer you a larger room in terms of leg space and great comfort with push back seats.

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Source: https://parastour.com/tempo-traveller/

Snakes

Indian Snakes

Posted by Susan Sharma on August 31, 2018

 
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Extended Monsoon time is on in many parts of India.  Snakes are found everywhere, whether it is flooded Kerala, waterlogged Gurgaon or our many Green villages. Some avoid them, some kill them yet few think they need to be understood and protected as a species which is essential to keep the web of life intact.  Snakes have territories and there is an environmentally positive reason why they are in your area.  

I would like all IWC members to watch a video we made recently on the topic of Indian Snakes.

Shaleen Attre is a co-founder of indiansnakes.org.  This website has a  comprehensive database of Indian snakes.  The site also gives tips on how to avoid snake bites, who to contact if you find a snake near your home and also where to get to a medical facility nearby with anti venom in case you are bitten by a snake.  

In her talk Shaleen demolishes many myths about snakes and says it is necessary to spread awareness and start talking about snakes if we want these reptiles to claim their place as protected wildlife of India.  

Indian Snakes

Events

How to Choose a Wedding Planner in Rajasthan?

Posted by Neeraj Kamra on August 30, 2018

 
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Every single person has some huge plans for his/her wedding ceremony. And with a rise in disposable incomes and propensity to spend, destination wedding industry has rapidly grown in India. Every person looks forward to making the wedding day memorable, and in the process definitely comes up with the dilemma of choosing the best wedding planner in India for the wedding ceremony.

Choosing the right wedding planner is essential for creating the grandeur for which destination weddings are known and one should carefully look at the previous experience of a wedding planner before finally hiring him/her.

Rajasthan is carve with a number of ideal locations for a destination wedding. And this makes wedding planners in the state one of the best to plan and organise a memorable  wedding. To hire the best destination wedding planner from Best Wedding Planning Company in Rajasthan, it is better to check the portfolio of the wedding planner to measure his/her experience. Moreover, some wedding planners in Jaipur provide preliminary plans for organising a wedding ceremony.

It is the best chance to talk with a wedding planner directly and understand if he/she can stand tall on your expectations of having the perfect destination wedding. Moreover, the best wedding planners in Udaipur, Rajasthan can give you a walk-through about all the arrangements that they can take care of in a destination wedding in Udaipur.

Further, the personality, expertise, knowledge, social network and experience of a wedding planner matters the most in case of organising a destination wedding. If a wedding planner has a good network of vendors for sourcing requirements, it is easier for him/her to take care of intrinsic individual requirements during a destination wedding ceremony.

A memorable destination wedding is an art form that requires careful planning, conceptualisation and then execution. Only experts and professionals can make it easier for a family to host a memorable and historic wedding ceremony.

Wedding, being an important day in everyone’s life, deserves being handled by an experienced professional. And wedding planning being handed over to an experienced wedding planning in Rajasthan ensures that there would not be any worry inside your head.

One thing is for sure, if you, as an individual, want to be the show staler and host a grand gala affair at your wedding day in Jaipur, because everyone wants to this, so you will require professional services of a destination wedding planner in Jaipur. So, before finalising on the preparations, you should search and consult the wedding at Jaipur that has an experience and expertise in hosting grand historical weddings.

This ensures you can get the best out of a wedding ceremony and can create memories to cherish for a lifetime. By ensuring that you get services of an experienced and expert wedding planner, you get to host the best Royal Palace Wedding in Rajasthan, the memories of which the guests cherish for a lifetime.

Books

Book review "Globe Trotters" by Arefa Tehsin

Posted by Susan Sharma on August 25, 2018

 
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"Globe trotter" is the story of Hudhud, an impish little boy, whose globe trotting adventures take him to the micro and under water world of animals. To the world of turtles and terns who are the real globe trotters.

As one moves from story to story, one is amazed at the vast amount of information that’s packed in just 197 pages by Arefa Tehsin, the master story teller.

The language is crisp and lucid. The illustrations compliment the content.

Did someone say human beings are great travellers and globe trotters? Well read about the migrations of animals and birds and you will change your mind. The book can be enjoyed as a child whose curiosity takes him to unknown territories. An adult can also enjoy the book as Arefa gives the animals and insects human frailities and emotions which gives the stories an adventurous and detective kind of twist, keeping you engrossed in the tale.

The adult nature lover who has travelled and photographed many of the animals/insects/birds in the book can relate to the tales in a humourous way. Comparisons with the great Ruskin Bond stories are inevitable but Arefa has definitely developed a style of her very own.


The book is available on Amazon. Buy it and read it. Buy it and gift it to your niece and nephew, daughter and son. They will cherish the book.
 
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Wildlife

Wildlife Hazard Management at CSI Airport, Mumbai

Posted by Vijaydatta Vishnu Gaonkar on August 23, 2018

 
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Safety & Bird Hazard Management/Control

at Mumbai Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport provides an ideal grassland habitat for many bird species. A number of bird species are attracted to the airport to feed, perch, roost and breed; this includes birds of prey, scavengers, & the ones that feed on insects and plant material. The airport is also surrounded by slums where, many meat shops, slaughtering of animals is done and waste and garbage disposal system is not done properly and also their big open nallahs provide an attractive environment for birds.

 

WHAT IS BIRD STRIKE?

Bird strike is the term used to describe the collision of an aircraft with a bird. Collisions involving other animals are also recorded as animal strikes. All suspected or confirmed strikes are reported to Director General of Civil Aviation.

 

PREDOMINANT BIRD SPECIES

Species most commonly involved in the bird strike incidents at Mumbai International Airport include Pariah Kite, Pigeons, Egrets, Owls, Myna, Red-Wattled Lapwing, Crows and Bats. Species such as, Sandpiper, Black Eagle, Indian Pond Heron are also regularly observed at the airport but rarely struck by aircraft.

 

Different species of birds occupy and utilize different sectors of the environment and therefore, pose different risks to aircraft. For example, birds that hover above the ground searching for prey (eg Pariah Kite, Eagle) pose a risk to aircraft during landing or take off. Bird species, such as Egrets, Crows & Pigeons form flocks which create the risk of multiple bird strikes. Other species, such as pigeons, sparrows feed on the ground around taxiways and may be struck by taxiing aircraft. As a result each species needs to be managed differently.

 

IMPACT OF BIRD STRIKES

The primary risk associated with bird strike is the hazard posed to aviation safety. Bird strikes can cause significant damage to aircraft, aircraft   crashes and potentially the loss of human life. Colliding with a bird can cause millions of dollars damage to aircraft engines and turbines as well as contributing to airline costs due to grounding of aircraft for repair. It is also important to note the loss of the birds life as a result of a strike.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LIMITED

MIAL, as the airport operator, is responsible for and committed to ensuring passenger safety. Under the International Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Director General of Civil Aviation the airport is required to reduce the risks associated with the bird strike.

 

WHAT IS DONE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BIRD STRIKE?

MIAL has put in place management strategies to ensure airport operations are conducted safely. A Wildlife Hazard Management Policy has been developed and implemented at Mumbai Airport which puts in place measures to reduce hazards associated with all wildlife. The most important objective is to maintain the grassland habitat around the runway in such a way so that birds are not encouraged to feed in areas close to the runways and taxiways. For example, the grass is mowed regularly to a height (30-20 cms) that discourages birds that feed on bulbs and worms; weeds that are known food source for birds are minimized; and drains are kept clear of refuse which could attract birds.

 

Certain tree and shrub species used in landscaping may also potentially attract more birds to the vicinity of the airport. Therefore, the Environment Department of MIAL advises and approves the landscaping plans for new developments at Mumbai Airport. MIAL has even produced Landscaping Guidelines that provide a preferred plant list to tenants and developers alike.

 

The Wildlife Officers employed by MIAL also have an important role in bird management and a three tier approach of  – 1) Precaution  2) Prevention and 3) Remedial action is adopted. If birds are posing a risk to aircraft and passenger safety, bird scarers deployed alongside the runway length use scare methods by exploding fire crackers in an attempt to disperse the flock and clear the birds away from the runways and taxiways. Wildlife Officers also take their vehicles with bird scaring guns and cartridges which are used to disperse the flock. These cartridges produce a loud bang when fired which can help scare birds away from the immediate area. MIAL has also placed Sound Devices (Super Pro Amp), which make loud explosive sounds at limited intervals, to scare birds in the vicinity of runway.

 

Airfield Environment Management Committee meeting, chaired by State Environment Secretary  held at airport and attended by MCGM, MIAL, Airlines, DGCA, Forest and NGO’s. Wildlife Hazard section also conducting monthly joint inspection with BMC officials of all wards adjacent to CSI Airport.

 

                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

Photography

Get best Photography services in Amritsar

Posted by Deep Dhiman on August 21, 2018

 
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Get best Photography services in Amritsar and also make your special day memorable with photos and videos. Deep Dhiman Photography provides Portrait Photography, Wedding Photography, Pre-Wedding Photography, Fashion Photography, and newborn baby photoshoot. For booking call us: 9888737264 or visit: http://www.deepdhimanphotography.com/wedding-photographer-chandigarh-jalandhar-amritsar/

Events

Destination Wedding in Udaipur

Posted by Neeraj Kamra on August 21, 2018

 
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Weddings by Neeraj Kamra is one of the Best Wedding Planners and Event Management Company in Udaipur. The company was founded by Mr. Neeraj Kamra to offer professional wedding planning and event management solutions.

 

Being a specialist Destination Wedding Planners in Udaipur , Weddings by Neeraj Kamra has spearheaded the idea of arranging and executing grand weddings and gala events. The organization's work has been acknowledged for their grandiose and inventiveness, making it a preferred wedding planning company in Jaipur and across the country.

 

The Company has a glad arrangement of planning and overseeing weddings in India like Goa, Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur alongside worldwide wedding goals, for example, Thailand, Dubai, Jakarta, Vietnam and Bali.

 

For motre visit: Destination Wedding in Udaipur

 

https://www.weddingsbyneerajkamra.com/

 

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