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Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages

by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Conservation of Indian Pangolin in 85 villages
Awareness Programs For Students
Awareness Programs For Students

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 Pangolin field Survey

 

  • Day-night Field survey was carried out in Watul village to Study the ecology of the species and habitat.
  • CCTV camera deployed Watul village to document species movement, behavior and ecology.
  • The questionnaire survey is completed across the Dapoli, Mandangad and Sangameshwar blocks of the Ratnagiri District.
  • Data were analyzed collected in 2019, total camera trap days in 2019 are 5543, total Pangolin photos 192 and 49 videos were documented by the organization.
  • A scat sample of the species was processed and send it to the expert for analyzing the food preference of the species.

Awareness and Livelihood

  • Two awareness meets with villagers held at the village deity temple in Watul village.
  • School awareness program is done in Bhambed Highschool, Rajapur.
  • Powerpoint presentation held in Bhile village for selected students from Ratnagiri district.
  • Capacity building of the Forest department to tackle the illegal forest activity such as Hunting and Poaching of the species.
  • Wild beehive capturing Training held at Tanali village.
Camera Trapping in hilly regions
Camera Trapping in hilly regions
Beekeeping Training
Beekeeping Training
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Education awareness in Schools through competition
Education awareness in Schools through competition

We thank the donors for committing to the conservation of Indian Pangolin. Also, we are grateful to the GlobalGiving for providing the platform to spread a word about our work and fundraising.

Awareness and Sensitization

  • 28 Educational institutes were educated and aware about species severity, protection law and special wildlife educations were provided.
  • Total 234 eco-friendly awareness board installed in the region to outreach mass awareness in the region.
  • Cognizance leaflets with Save Pangolin message were distributed across 479 villages across Snagameshwar, Mandangad, and Dapoli block.
  • To educate and aware local community about species severity and importance in ecosystem meeting was taken across 64 villages in the region.
  • Capacity building of the Forest department to tackle the illegal forest activity such as Hunting and Poaching of the species.

 Pangolin field Survey

  • Day night Field survey was carried out in Mandangad block to Study ecology of the species and habitat.
  • 9 Trap camera deployed on field after monsoon now 30 camera trap is Deployed on field to document species movement, behavior and ecology.
  • Questionnaire survey is completed across the Dapoli, Mandangad and Sangameshwar block of the Ratnagiri District.
  • Data were analyzed collected from 2016, total camera trap days since 2016 till now is 10000 total 206 Pangolin photos and 90 videos were documented by the organization.
  • Scat sample of the species were processed and send it to the expert for analyzing food preference of the species.
Field Survey
Field Survey
Camera Trap deployment
Camera Trap deployment
Camera trap Image of Indian Pangolin
Camera trap Image of Indian Pangolin
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Awareness and livelihood Activity
Awareness and livelihood Activity

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Awareness

  • 3224 Pictorial story on Indian Pangolin in Local language (Marathi) book distributed in schools in entire Ratnagiri District.
  • Total 184 eco-friendly awareness board installed in the region to outreach mass awareness in the region.
  • To educate and aware local community meeting was taken in villages such as Shrungarpur, Karjuve, Konde, Kasar kolvan, kudawale, and Panhali.
  • Awareness leaflets with Save Pangolin message were distributed 213 villages across Snagameshwar, Mandangad, and Dapoli block.

 

Pangolin Survey

  • Questionnaire survey completed in 245 villages across Mandangadh, Dapoli and Sangameshwar block of Ratnagiri district.
  • 40 Camera trap were used but due to heavy monsoon 19 cameras removed and 21 cameras still deployed on the field with proper rain cover and protection.
  • Field survey – Once in every week SNM team visits for field survey of the Indian Pangolin.
  • Approximately 5000 camera days and 300 wild photos and videos of pangolin clicked through camera trap across the region.
  • Scat sample of the species were collected from the burrow of the species in Mandangad.

Impact - Found the presence of species in two blocks near 4 burrows captured in camera trap 

Awareness Board Installation, leaflet distribution
Awareness Board Installation, leaflet distribution
Species scat sample during field survey
Species scat sample during field survey
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Education in schools about Pangolin and Wildlife.
Education in schools about Pangolin and Wildlife.

We thank the donors for committing to the conservation of Indian Pangolin. Also, we are grateful to the GlobalGiving for providing the platform to spread a word about our work and fundraising. In the month of March 2019-May 2019 various activities have been taken to endorse awareness of conservation of Indian pangolin.

Awareness

  • Total 1437 letters in 479 villages across Dapoli, Mandangad, and Sangameshwar block had send to inform all villagers’ head about pangolin conservation work to gain villagers support.
  • Questionnaire survey and awareness in Dapoli and Sangameshwar block partially done.
  • Community Meeting was taken in Anjarle, Karjube, Viheer, Nive, kundi, khadi-kolvan and Saile villages with villagers to educate and aware about species severity and importance.
  • SNM team attended Gramsabha meeting of the Kudawale village to raise pangolin profile in the meeting within villagers.
  • Installed 125 an eco-friendly Awareness boards across Mandangad, Dapoli, and Sangameshwar region.
  • Educated about pangolin - 9th and 10th class students of Aadarsh Vidyamandir School, Belari village, Sanameshwar block, were educated about Pangolin.
  • Conducted community meeting in Panhali village of Mandangad block where community sensitized about pangolin and sustainable livelihood idea.
  • Counducted meeting with Education department to gain support to distribute pictorial story book on Indain Pangolin in local language.

 Pangolin Survey –

  • During field survey in March and April 2019 collected pangolin fecal sample from two distinct burrows.
  • Questionnaire Survey – To collect baseline data about species questionnaire survey is conducting in 172 villages of Dapoli block.
  • 10 camera traps were deployed to cover 5 new burrows of the species in the region.
  • Field survey – Once in every week SNM team visits for field survey of the Indian Pangolin.

Livelihood Training

  • Conducted Beekeeping training - Training of Apis cerena sp. wild capturing and relocating into hive box were given to the villagers of Kasar kalowan in Sangameshwar block.
  • Conducted Eco-tourism Training – Hospitality and Nature guide training were given to the vihir villagers for homestay and nature trail for tourist.  

Impact – Total 11 numbers of Pangolin rescued by villagers and forest department in Konkan region of Maharashtra.

Beekeeping Livelihood Training.
Beekeeping Livelihood Training.
Community meeting to sensitize villagers.
Community meeting to sensitize villagers.
Raise Pangolin profile within community.
Raise Pangolin profile within community.
Scat sample collection during field visit.
Scat sample collection during field visit.
Meeting with Education Department.
Meeting with Education Department.
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School student Rally to raise awareness
School student Rally to raise awareness

We thank the donors for committing to the conservation of Indian Pangolin. Also, we are grateful to the Global Giving for providing the platform to spread a word about our work and fundraising. In the month of December 2018- February 2019 various activities have been taken to endorse awareness of conservation of Indian pangolin.

Awareness drives

  • To decrease the pressure of poaching in the region continuously education and awareness has been carried out in schools and villages. Meetings and communication with local community in the region to raise the voice for conservation of Indian Pangolin in the region.
  • Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra had received Lesser known species award from The Habitats trust on 21st of December 2018 at Delhi Kiran Nadar Museum of art for the Conservation of Indian pangolin through community participation in Konka region of Maharashtra, India.
  • Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra has to Continue distribution of Indian pangolin pamphlets in Marathi (Local language) highlighting the urgency of protecting the Indian Pangolin and habitat.

Pangolin Survey

  • In the month of December and November, a questionnaire survey is being continued in Dapoli, and Sangameshwar block of Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra, India.
  • Team collecting secondary data presence of indirect sign of species in the region such as burrow, footprint and scat of the species.
  • The search for new active burrows and local guides is being continued in the region with the help of locals.

World Pangolin day Celebration

  • Each year from 2016 SNM celebrate world pangolin day with new concept and ideas to raise voice for the conservation of the species in the region through community support.
  • SNM celebrate World Pangolin day 2019 at Devrukh, Ratnagiri district in Konkan region of Maharashtra, India.
  • On the occasion of Pangolin festival Awareness in schools and school students take initiative for species conservation and raise awareness voice in the region through Rally.
  • To raise the voice for Pangolin conservation locally and globally art community involved in world pangolin day with their art on Pangolin.
  • Prize distribution among participated schools and colleges in Essay writing, Drawing and Power point presentation competition on Indian Pangolin.
  • Publication and releasing Pictorial story book on Indian pangolin in local language to raise awareness.
  • Release Khawlu (Indian Pangolin) Mascot to raise conservation of species nationally and globally.
  • Released Short Film on Indian Pangolin in local language (Marathi) to raise awareness in the region about species severity.
Awareness through Art
Awareness through Art
Prize Distribution to the students
Prize Distribution to the students
Releasing Pictorial story book on Indian pangolin
Releasing Pictorial story book on Indian pangolin
Release Khawlu (Indian Pangolin) Mascot
Release Khawlu (Indian Pangolin) Mascot
Awareness in Schools
Awareness in Schools
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Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra

Location: Chiplun, Maharashtra - India
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Raghunandan Velankar
Chiplun, Maharashtra India
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