100 middle and high school students living in the Sundarbans, a World Heritage site experiencing the effects of climate change, will participate in a seminar on the nature of Sundarbans. They will view an audio-visual presentation on the flora and fauna of the Sundarbans, discuss the threats facing it and how they can become part of the solution to mitigate the effects of climate change.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Sundarbans, the only mangrove forests with a population of tigers, is an ecologically fragile area. A part of it is a World Heritage Site. The Sundarbans is threatened with the adverse effects of climate change. A rise in temperature and sea level rise is adversely affecting the lives of people as well as the flora and fauna.
How will this project solve this problem?
100 middle and high school students will be educated about the ecology of the Sundarbans and will discuss ways in which they can mitigate the effects of climate change. They will be inducted into the Green Rhinos Program through this seminar and will become part of the youth brigade that is taking positive action to protect the nature of Sundarbans. These students will also receive a solar lamp to further their studies. They presently study by kerosene lamp which is harmful for the environment.
Potential Long Term Impact
The Green Rhinos Program helps young people to know more about nature and to relate with it. The action projects that they conduct helpsthem to experience that they can make a positive contribution to nature conservation here and now. The Program creates a life-long passion for nature conservation. 5,000 Green Rhinos will be created and each in turn will impact at least another 10 people. Thus more than 50,000 people will be impacted. Their projects will have a lasting positive impact.
Total Funding Received to Date: $90
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $240
Total Funding Goal: $330
Start Date: June 20, 2014
Expiration Date: September 18, 2014
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