The Wildlife Week is celebrated from October 1-7. The aim of the Week is to spread awareness among people on conservation of wildlife and encourage them to protect the wildlife habitat. The main focus of Wildlife Week this year would be on the protection and conservation of wildlife, bird sarus and animal swamp deer. Wildlife officials involve NGOs to turn Wildlife Week into a national movement.
As the Wildlife Week celebrations of the forest department kick off from Tuesday, several other organizations too have planned a host of activities to mark the occasion.
As part of the Wildlife Week celebrations, the Tamil Nadu forest departmentwill conduct drawing, elocution and quiz competitions for school and college students at Children’s Park in Guindy on October 8.
In Nagpur, apart from the programmes organized by the Pench Tiger Reserve, other organizations too have planned several events. Maharajbagh Zoo, College of Agriculture, Nagpur along with Green Vigil Foundation is organizing a painting competition on wildlife conservation at Maharajbagh Zoo on October 2 at 11am. There is no entry fee for the competition to be held in three categories, class I to VI, VII to XII and open category. The participants will be also given free entry to Maharajbagh zoo on October 2, said Dr SS Bawaskar, officer In-charge, Maharajbagh, College of Agriculture, Nagpur.
Similarly, Satpuda Foundation has organized a bird race for students associated with it, along with a photography exhibition from October 3 to 5 at Yash Palace Hall, Aath Rasta Square, Laxmi Nagar. The foundation will also conduct programmes in rural schools adjoining the tiger reserves. The activities will include conservation rallies, nature trails/birdwatching trails, face-painting, drawing, essay and rangoli competitions, film shows on nature and wildlife.
Meanwhile, the Wildlife Week celebrations at the Pench Tiger Reserve will kick start on Monday with a rally by schoolchildren from Yashwant Stadium at 8am.
Source: Times of India