|Activities (2011 - 2012)|
Activities of NWEA (2011 - 12)
1. Plastic Cleaning drive at Thalaikundah, Ooty:
Based on the request from our President, our team got involved in the Plastic Cleaning drive at Thalaikunday for a day. New storage bins were also place in public places to prevent littering in the road sides.
1. Trek from Kotagiri to Thengumarahada:
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2. EC members attend World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWF) Landscape Co ordinators meet:
Based on the invitation offered by the WWF national team for NWEA, the Secretary Vijay. K, EC members Jayachandran.S, Sivakumar.A and Jayaprakash.C.R attended the meet. The event was held at Holiday Inn, Gem Park, Ooty on October 13 & 14, 2011.
Latest trends in Tiger monitoring programs and landscape conservation was explained in the meeting.
Jayaprakash.C.R and Mohanraj.N informed the activities of the association to the audience who were from Khatmandu to Sathyamangalam.
Ameen Ahmed, Senior Manager - Communications, Species and Landscape Programmes, WWF India shared his nostalgic memories of attending the Wildlife estimates conducted by NWEA. It was a pleasant surprise to find him as a Life Member of NWEA. He had joined NWEA a decade back.
1. Conservation strategies for Vultures in NBR: Workshop conducted with support from Nilgiris North Division, Tamil Nadu Forests at Ooty on November 2, 2011. Detailed report in
2. NWEA members Rishad Naoroji (Mumbai) and Jayaprakash.C.R (Coimbatore) got their research articles presented in the International Conference on Indian Ornithology held at SACON, Coimbatore from November 19 - 23, 2011. While Rishad was honoured as the Chair for a session, Jayaprakash presented a poster on Communicating change through Conservation biology. This event was organised with support from Bombay Natural History Society and Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.
3. NWEA offers training to Coimbatore Corporation ZOO staff on Snakes handling.
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Snake rescue training camp was organised by our EC member Sadiq Ali at Coimbatore Corporation VOC Park Zoo. Sulochana textiles provided the eco friendly snake handling tools, which were distributed at free of cost to the trainees.
NWEA Life members C.R.Jayaprakash and V.Palaniappan (both from Coimbatore) were honoured with DR.Ravisankaran Award for Ground level Conservation Activities at the National Symposium on Animal Welfare and Conservation held at Nirmala College for Women, Coimbatore on January 24, 2012. NWEA members were honoured with a medal and citation for their works on carrying conservation works to the ground through Social Media and Print Media. The event was organised by Animal Rescuers with support from Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History ( SACON) and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Anti poaching activity
Snake Rescue training for Forest Department in Aathur.
Under the guidance of District Forest Officer Ulaganathan, a Snake rescue camp was conducted to the Forest Range Officers, Foresters and Guards working in the Forests of Salem and Aathur. Executive Committee member A.Sadiq Ali trained the officers. Life Member George Joseph Thengumootil assisted him in the camp which was held on February 25, 2012. An awareness camp was conducted on Aathur on the next day for public.
“Eco awareness program”