Workshops For Forest Officials, Students In Dakshina Kannada
To mark World Forest Day and World Sparrow Day, which respectively fall on the 20th and 21st of March, Sanctuary's Project Leader Bhuvaneshwara HC led workshops on the importance of forests and conservation for over 100 students from two schools and one college. He also led a discussion on the sustainability of harvesting non timber forest produce with 68 forest officials from the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.
Bhuvan is a grassroots conservationist who has recently been selected as a Project Leader by Sanctuary's Mud on Boots Project. He is focussed on the restoration and protection of the Bisle-Charmadi landscape, which provides the only link between Kudremukh Tiger Reserve and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, Bhuvan is implementing conservation interventions for four umbrella species and their niche ecosystems. These species are the small-clawed otter, Nilgiri marten, lion-tailed macaque and Malabar Pied Hornbill. Alongside this, Bhuvan works to bring conservation awareness to local communities through workshops, talks, presentations and nature trails. Bhuvan's work is advised and guided by scientists Dr. Meghna Krishnadas and Sachin Sridhara.
The Mud on Boots Project is a Sanctuary programme designed to empower grassroots conservationists across India. To support this initiative, write to