CONSERVATION TRAINING FOR FARMER WOMEN
CONSERVE BATS IN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BATS, INDIA (9024)
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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
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