Awareness among youth: Impact of their daily activities on the climate and migratory birds

First Event on the occasion of the World Migratory Bird Day in 2007!

Migratory birds in India have their peak in arrival in the winter season, i.e., October to early April.
Keeping this in mind, RSNH has already organized a 15 days Awareness Program on Migratory Birds in southern Rajasthan in the second half of Januray 2007. Mr. Satya Prakash Mehra (Sr. Project Officer, Bharatpur Field Office, WWF-India, Keoladeo National Park) and Mrs. Sarita Mehra (Secretary, RSNH) were the specialist of the program.

During this program, local media through its daily newspaper \"Rajasthan Patrika\" had collaborated to give the coverage of daily activities for general public and the Department of Science & Technology, Regional Centre, Udaipur was sponsor of the program.

Implemented activities: Field Visits, Slide & Movie Shows, Lectures and Photo Exhibitions.

Target Group: School children (6th to 12th standard) & college going students along with nature lovers

Achievement: Approx. 1200 children from 7 different schools of the area and 30 collegiates of the University along with approx. 40 nature lovers benefitted from the program.

Area covered during the event: All the lakes of southern Rajasthan which includes districts of Udaipur, Sirohi, Banswara, Dungarpur, Rajasamand and Chittorgarh.

Other Events

The regular field trips are still continued for the same. The Department of Science & Technology is the key sponsor agency of the trips. Last trip was conducted on 15/16 March 2007 at West Banas Dam (important wintering stage of migratory birds) & Mount Abu, Sirohi, Rajasthan, India.

Upcoming events of RSNH especially for birds: tentative schedule is as following
Mid April: awareness among the local residents for protection of habitats and field visit to the wetland and terrestrial sites of Sirohi
Early May: awareness of local residents for protection of habitats and field visit to terrestrial sites of Chittorgarh

Udaipur, Rajasthan 24° 34' 48" N, 73° 40' 48" E
Start date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 00:00
End date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 02:00