Conservation of Indian Pangolin, Update Aug-Sep 18
By Prasad Gond - Project Officer
Workshop for Katkari Adim Association.
Conservation of Indian Pangolin, Update August – September 2018
We are filled with gratitude to the donors for committing to the conservation of Indian Pangolin. Also, we are thankful to the Global Giving for providing the platform to spread a word about conservation work and fundraising.
In the month of August and September a questionnaire survey done in Wadi Beldar, kalmani, Birmani, Ojali, Wadi Jaitapur, Ambavali and Choravane village of Khed district and Kasar-Kolavane village of Ratnagiri district.
There was good support of the local villagers and connected with a local guide of Wadi Beldar, kalmani, Birmani, Ojali, Wadi Jaitapur, Ambavali and Choravane village of Khed district and Kasar-Kolavane village of Ratnagiri district.
In the month of July Total 1609 camera days completed with the use of 27 Trail Cameras out of which in last 30 days from 3 fields 9 cameras data was retrieved Indian Pangolin evidence was found 3 times at two different field sites.
Continuously using Android App for the recording of the trail camera survey information and maintain the Data. This is very useful for the collecting information like location, date, time and other details of the trail camera survey.
Awareness lectures held in Aamdus High school and United High school, Chiplun and giving the information about Indian Pangolin and their role in the environment as well as threats about Indian pangolin in their region. This session helps to create curiosity and Knowledge about wildlife in young mind and most important is spread awareness to protect nature throughout the region.
Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra has attending Gramsabha meetings and interaction with local communities to spread the importance of conservation of Indian Pangolin.
Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra and Maharashtra Forest Department held a Workshop for Katkari Adim Association for Pangolin Conservation from 9th September 2018. The Overall aims of the workshop were to facilitate the development and implementation of targeted in- situ pangolin conservation activities and to stimulate the local community’s interest in pangolin survival.
Tree Plantation: Tree Plantation activity was carried out with the awareness on the Importance of plants for life cycle. The native tree such as Lagerstroemia speciosa(Tamhan), Alstonia scholaris(Satvin), Ficus religiosa(Pimple), Memecylon umbellatun(Anjani), Syzygium cumini(Jambul) etc was done with the help of local peoples.
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.
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