Knowledge and conservation:
Knowledge is the key factor for creating interest on conserving biological diversity. Environment awareness programs have proven to be one of the forces of creatingknowledge bases for conservation activities. Having comprehensive knowledge about biologicaldiversity and enhancing the information is necessary for its conservation.Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Bangalore (WRRC) with its expertise available,
has comeup with a two-month wildlife conservation training program for general public and the training willfocus on bio-diversity conditions, existence of flora and fauna and wildlife issues. Approach towardsconservation issues has been proposed to be undertaken during the workshop. Training program will be held in the month of April, May and June. Contact programs are designed to suit the schedules of educational institutions, professionals and individuals working in private and public sectors to participate. The workshop is designed to introduce the concept and to give maximum field exposureto the participants. Knowledge about biological diversity and its importance will be taught on fieldvisits. The workshop also will be an opportunity for the participants to learn about variety of species,its habitat and associated aspects.Training modules consists of 5 in-house and 4 two-day field based programs. The field based programs consists of exposure to some of the biodiversity hotspots known for their rich flora andfauna. In-house training programs will consist of seminars and interactions. Presentations will begiven by well known field experts and scientists working in the field of biological conservation.Following topics and knowledge giving events will be conducted during the workshop
Introduction to the training module and interaction:
First in-house session will give the participants a detailedidea about the workshop and will allow the participant tounderstand the concept of this workshop.
Mr. Ramesh Belagere,
Wildlife activist,Conservation education activist and a wildlife photographer, working with NGO’s like WRRCBangalore, CUPA Bangalore, ANCF Bangalore,Club for Awareness and Nature study Bangaloreand Wildlife conservation foundation Mysore.
Bannerghatta, field based program:
hrubland,scrubland, scrub or brush is a plant communitycharacterized by vegetation dominated by shrubs, oftenalso including grasses, herbs, and geophytes. Shrublandmay either occur naturally or be the result of humanactivity. Participants will be taken in to these dry, thornyforest known as scrub jungles and will be given anopportunity to make their observations based on theknowledge that will be given by the field experts duringthe activity.
Research officer, Arocha India, working on human elephant conflict inBannerghatta National park bangalore
Introduction to Wildlife of India and Karnataka:
Species, Diversity, Behavior and lifestyle, an over view of the wildlife that exists in India and Karnataka will be given by experts to the participants
Speaker:Mr. Daniel Sukiumardas
managing trustee Clubfor Awareness and Nature study Bangalore, anaturalist and Conservation Educator.