Conserve bats in International year of bats, India

 
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Jul 10, 2012

BATS CONSERVATION AWARENESS PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN

CONSERVATION TRAINING FOR  FARMER WOMEN
CONSERVATION TRAINING FOR FARMER WOMEN

PROJECT TITLE:

CONSERVE BATS IN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BATS, INDIA (9024)

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH:

GLOBAL GIVING – ONLINE DONATION

 

REPORT TITLE: BATS CONSERVATION AWARENESS PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN

 

REPORT PERIOD: 01.06.12 to 30.06.12

 

 

Bats are decreasing day by day in our district. Wherever the Bats are found in large number, there we convened an awareness programme for self help women groups. Then we planned to arrange the Bats protection awareness programme for farmer women. According to that we arranges this programme on Friday the 22nd June, 2012 at Nandagopalapuram. At near by areas of Nandagopalapuram bats are found numerous in number. Here agricultural daily wages labourers are found more than agricultural land owners. They are mostly illiterates. They are earning very small amount for their livelihood. When they become sick they don’t go to the doctors for consultation because they have no enough time. They have strong belief in home made medicines. They have a common idea that the bats would cure Asthma disease. Because of this reason bats are killed large in number. Therefore we gathered the people in this area and created awareness in their minds about the necessity of protecting the bats during this programmme.

This programme was convened by  Global Giving aided social worker Mary. In this meet it was emphasized that either we or others should not destroy the species of bats and we must protect the bats species. Some people catch the bats with the help of gypsies. That we find anybody who catches the bats we must inform about them to the forest dept. also it was advised to the participants to warn the others not to catch or kill the Bats. At the end of the programme it was suggested to form a “Adults Watch Committee” to ban the people who catch and kill the bats. It was suggested, “we must be careful. Don’t think that this is the duty of the forest Dept. It is our duty also”.

 

 

EXPOSURE VISIT :

We too some SHG women from village Solaipudur to the area where bats are found numerous in number. Through this exposure visit they realized  that the Bats species should be protected. The current year 2011 – 2012 in celebrated as Universal Bats year 2011 – 2012. We informed them, “The Bats are rare species. They migrate from one place to the other place.”

 

Also we took them to the near by forest dept. office area. Also we asked the Forest dept. officials to conduct a meeting for  the participants about the protection of the Bats. Forest dept. officials said, “ Most of them think bats are the ugly animals and so they stone and kill the same. Many people think that Bat can be used to prepare the medicine for the recovery of Asthma. For this purpose they contact the gupsies and asked to get the Bats for them, The common people themselves also catch the Bats. We are working to protect the Bats. At the same time you are requested to help in this regard to protect the Bats species”

The participants of the exposure visit came to a good conclusion  that they would be helpful to protect the Bats species. But also they will encourage the others to protect the Bats species.

 

FORMATION OF KIDS CLUB :

 

It was realized to the adults that the Bats should be protected as  they are rare species. Likewise we formed kids club in 2 places. Because it iss essential that the kids also should realize that the Bats should be protected. Among children it is found that they feel ugly about the Bats. The also think that the bats cause danger to the people. Therefore we planned to remove their fear about the Bats and to make them realize that the Bats should be protected. Hence we have formed KIDS clubs at places in Thoothukudi district. Through our senior Trainer Mr.S.Dasan we offered the children the training about the protection of Bats.

 

Date                Area Name                  Participans                   Name of the Trainer

16.06.12          Anna nagar                  13                                Mr. Sudalai

03.07.12          Nehru colony              19                                Mr. Dasan

 

The following points were emphasized during the Training programme :

-          Bats should be protected

-          Bats won’t cause any trouble to human

-          Children should think Bat as 1 of their pet animals

-          Children participated interest in this programme

-          Children must inform their parents or teachers if they find anybody catches or kills the bats

-          Children were also advised not to kill the Bats sportively 

CONSERVATION TRAINING FOR  FARMER WOMEN
CONSERVATION TRAINING FOR FARMER WOMEN
TRAINERS
TRAINERS
KIDS CLUB
KIDS CLUB
KIDS CLUB
KIDS CLUB
EXPOSURE VISIT  BENEFICIARIS
EXPOSURE VISIT BENEFICIARIS
Jun 1, 2012

AWARENESS OF BATS PROTECTION TO THE SHG MEMBERS

Awareness camp at Nandagopalapuram
Awareness camp at Nandagopalapuram

PROJECT TITLE:

CONSERVE BATS IN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BATS, INDIA (9024)

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH:

GLOBAL GIVING – ONLINE DONATION

 

REPORT TITLE: AWARENESS OF BATS PROTECTION TO THE SHG MEMBERS

 

REPORT PERIOD: 17.03.12 to 31.05.12 

 

 

AWARENESS OF BATS PROTECTION TO THE SHG MEMBERS

 

As the bats species are destroying day by day, we need to create awareness among the people where these species are abundantly found. For this purpose we convened the meeting at two places as follows

 

Date                                        :           14.05.12

Place                                        :           Nandagopalapuram

No. of Participants                  :           23

Name of the Trainer                :           Mrs. Banumathi

 

Date                                        :           23.05.12

Place                                        :           Sottaiyanthoppu

No. of Participants                  :           19

Name of the Trainer                :           Mrs. Mary

 

 

We chose two SHG groups from each area. Our aim is not only to make awareness among SHG members but also to encourage them to take actions to protect and preserve the destroying bats species. On 14.05.12 from 2 SHG groups 23 women participated in the training programme at Nandagopalapuram. It was emphasized in these two meetings that it is our bounden duty that we must protect the bats species and they are destroyed by the super station about bats would be a remedy for Asthmatic patients. Also some people think that bats have many medicinal effects. Because of this reason also Bats are disintegrated. If these species are destroyed in these manners these species would be vanished fully. This was emphasized clear. This programme was very fine because all the members with the determination to protect the bat species from their destruction and on 23.05.12 at Sottaiyan Thoppu in 19 members from 2 SHG groups of Sottaiyanthoppu. Mrs. Banumathy and               Mrs. Mary respectively offered the awareness training to the participants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Awareness camp at Nandagopalapuram

2. Awareness camp at Sottaiyanthoppu

Awareness camp at Sottaiyanthoppu
Awareness camp at Sottaiyanthoppu
Mar 26, 2012

WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION

WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION
WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION

PROJECT TITLE :

CONSERVE BATS IN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF  BATS , INDIA (9024)

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  THROUGH :

GLOBALGIVING – ONLINE DONATION

 

REPORT TITLE:

WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION

 

REPORT PERIOD :

24.01.2012 TO  16.03.12

 

 

WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION

 

For this programme we selected Biology teachers and Biology students this programme was a  one  day programme Sonne interesting feature of the workshop are:

¨      Identification  of bats

¨      Prevention of myths

¨      Roosting sites of bats in our district

¨      Migration pattern of bats

¨      Govt. of TamilNadu – Dept of Forest prevention Acts and Conservating Procedure

¨      Importance of bats houses

Promise of the participants to co – operate of the conservation technique.

 

 

 

 

 

EXPOSURE VISIT / ROOSTING SITES:

Lost quarter (3 Months) from the bats camps (seminar) workshops. we have selected the interested  volunteers for the Exposure visit to bats roosting sites.

It would be an adventurous trip, we visited the area near “Aathoor” (migrating bats roosting sites) to view of bats. As they viewed in person they understood more than the seminars.  They came to understand

¨      Migrating species / and their roosting sites of bats

¨       Knew the bats catches for Asthma

¨      They understood is purely myths / information

¨      Knew the conservation procedure

¨      Knew about “endangered” status  try Dept. of  Forest

Totally it was very useful programme for the trainers.  

WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION
WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION
WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION
WORKSHOP ON BATS CONSERVATION
EXPOSURE VISIT
EXPOSURE VISIT
EXPOSURE VISIT
EXPOSURE VISIT
EXPOSURE VISIT
EXPOSURE VISIT
Jan 23, 2012

COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACH WORKSHOP& EXPOSURE VISITS

Conservation Banner
Conservation Banner

PROJECT TITLE :

CONSERVE BATS IN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF  BATS , INDIA (9024)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  THROUGH :

GLOBALGIVING – ONLINE DONATION

REPORT TITLE:

COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACH WORKSHOP AND EXPOSURE VISIT TO ROOSTING SITES

REPORT PERIOD :

29.10.11 TO 23.01.12

 

COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACH WORKSHOP :

 

In our Thoothukudi District bats are caught up by asthmatic patients to eat for their recovery, also it is generally considered as an ugly species. Also in the visual media and film industries bats have been magnified as a symbol of terror and harror. When we start our project in our district it would not be a better entry point to us. How ever this is “International year of bats” we have taken the seminar as our first tool of approach to the near by community at roosting places. We have convene three programmed on bats. In the programme we taught the community the following points specifically

 

I WORKSHOP :

Date                                        :           14.11.11

Time                                       :           2.00 TO 5 .00 PM

Venue                                     :           Derose Centre , Thoothukudi

No. of Participates                :           62 students

 

II WORKSHOP :

 

Date                                        :           09.12.11

Time                                       :           2.00 TO 5 .00 PM

Venue                                     :           Vanavil Centre , Thoothukudi

No. of Participates                :           97 students

III WORKSHOP :

 

Date                                        :           10.01.12

Time                                       :           2.00 TO 5 .00 PM

Venue                                     :           Immayam Trust Office , Thoothukudi

No. of Participates                :           27 students x 2 batches

 

 

 

  1. We emphasized this is year of bats. ( thro UNEP )
  2.  Also we put forth point this is a not tremble mammal and it is a beneficial species.
  3.  Also we taught to the community about the roosting sites of bats.
  4.  As the general community has no scientific background live and not emphasized about scientific name.
  5.  Also we make dear that is an “endangerous animal”. It is not a remedy for asthma and become a rare species among the animal kingdom.
  6.  Also we explained the community that dept of forest, Govt of TamilNadu had announced the catching of mammals would be in result of imprisonment of 6 months and a penalty of Rs 10000 (2000 us Dollar)
  7.  Another specialty of bats an our district that bats are migrated to vownia forests (Srilanka) to our roosting grounds. We explained also the migration pattern of bats to the community.       

 

EXPOSURE VISIT TO ROOSTING PLACE

We would select some students of biology (especially zoology ) and so far an experience visit to the bats maximum living areas.. In this occasion as the species identification is necessary. We would include the co implementing partner (Dr. Jeya prabha Prof. zoology sarah Tucker college in the exposure visit, In ours exposure visit the students community about the difference between fruit eating species and insectivorous species . Also we teach about the conservation of the bat species. All participants are interested to participate in the exposure visit with much interest and concern.

 INTERACTION WITH FOREST OFFICIALS :

As some people eat the bats for their Asthmatic complaints , the forest dept has announced the bats as endangerous species in our area . In particular area name Aathoor , in our district especially roosting area are numerous in numbers . Still the pouching is continuous therefore we had the consultation with Forest officials and Panchayat leaders of the same in  Aathoor we have request the forest officer to appoint the watch guard to avoid the catching of bats .  Our staff team  with our students , volunteers task force join in the conservatory programme.    

Roosting site - Banyan Tree
Roosting site - Banyan Tree
Roosting site - Banyan Tree
Roosting site - Banyan Tree
Endangered Mammal Pteropus  giganteus
Endangered Mammal Pteropus giganteus
Cave temple - Roosting site
Cave temple - Roosting site
Conservatory Workshop
Conservatory Workshop

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James Tagore Derose

Tuticorin, India

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