Assam: Aaranyak organized a nature camp to prepare the next generation of conservationists.


Guwahati: A Nature Camp was organized by Aaranyak , the region’s leading biodiversity conservation organization, in association with Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, from April 7 to 9 in the Ultapani Forest Range of Chirang Reserve Forest.

Aaranyak’s Nature Camp is an annual event aimed at building the capacity of students and nature lovers to develop a trained and capable civic workforce to work for the protection of nature and the environment.

A total of 25 participants learned aspects of environmental research and conservation activities through theory classes, field visits, interactions with experts and hands-on sessions, including nature walks, bird watching, village walks and social surveys. Were there to understand the perception of local communities. Local environmental issues and challenges.

In addition, they were taught various tools such as remote sensing and GIS on wildlife conservation, use of Global Positioning System (GPS), analysis and interpretation of data, and human wildlife conflict and its mitigation. How useful they are in the presentation.
Collaboration with the University of Bodoland added to the importance of the camp, as many faculty members and scientists interacted with the participants as resource persons and shared their expertise.

The camp was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Laishram Ladu Singh, who encouraged the participants through his speech.

From Hallelujah University, Prof. Hilloljyoti Sangha, Prof. Pralip Narzary, Dr. Kushal Chaudhary, Dr. Sanjeeb Barwa, and Ph.D. In addition, Promothesh Debroy, ACF, Haltugaon Forest Division, was present during the closing ceremony.

Aaranyak was represented by Dr. Bibhab Kar. Talqdar, CEO & Secretary General, Dr. Dilip Chetry, Vice President, Dr. Bibhuti P. Lahkar, Program Secretary, Mr. Arup Kar. Das, GIS specialist, and Dr. Jayanta Kar. Roy, a herpetofauna specialist.
Other resource persons include Dr. Namita Brahma, Assistant. Professor of TISS Guwahati, and Nirmal Kanti Dey, BRPL, a retired environmental officer from Bongaigaon and a nature enthusiast. The camp was headed by Ashok Day, Organizing Secretary, Aaranyak’s , and Pranab Goswami, Organizing Officer.

Participants described how the camp has benefited them as they have learned many aspects of safety and how it is important to incorporate a coherent approach into successful conservation efforts. In addition, they enjoyed the beautiful scenery and biodiversity of the Ultapani Range.

Ultapani is part of the Manas Biosphere Reserve, a dense semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forest that harbors high-breeds such as large cats and elephants, as well as rare and endangered species such as the Golden Anchorage and the Great Pad Horn Bull. Is. It is also home to many butterfly and orchid species.

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