PROJECT TITLE :
CONSERVE BATS IN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BATS , INDIA (9024)
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH :
GLOBALGIVING – ONLINE DONATION
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
Venue : Vanavil Centre , Thoothukudi
No. of Participates : 97 students
III WORKSHOP :
Date : 10.01.12
Venue : Immayam Trust Office , Thoothukudi
No. of Participates : 27 students x 2 batches
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.
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