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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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