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Conservation

International Tiger Day Celebrations

On the international day of the Tiger-29th July 2013, the NNHS organized an Art exhibition ‘Art for Tigers’. Three schools namely Hillfort, Riverside and St Thomas sent in their entries, which were displayed at the Bee museum on that day. The works of art were judged based on creativi
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Biodiversity workshop for kids

A program on biodiversity and conservation was held at the Bee Museum for the children of Sigur valley on the 21st of July. The NNHS teamed up with Bravin Kumar from the Zoo Outreach organization to conduct this daylong program with included several presentations, short movie screenin
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World Environment Day’2013

The NNHS and BERU Foundation partnered up on the 5th of June to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) at Meedhane Village, Kotagiri. The children of the village designed several environmental themed posters that were put up at the venue. The program started with the introduction of th
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Gaur In My Garden

A documentary film titled Gaur in my garden was screened at the Bee Museum on the 14th of February. This documentary film, directed by Rita Banerji follows the Indian Gaur; a large ungulate whose loss of habitat has caused an increase in human-gaur interactions and has subsequently le
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World Wetland Day’ 2013

To mark the World Wetland Day, the Nilgiri Natural History Society organized a conservation education programme in Kotagiri. Over 40 children from three schools participated – Blue Mountain, Hillford and CSI. The day began with an introductory talk by Sumin George of Keystone Foundati
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A talk on ecology, management, conservation and welfare of the Asian Elephant

A talk on ecology, management, conservation and welfare of the Asian Elephant was organized by the Nilgiri Natural History Society (NNHS) at the Bee Museum on the 19th of December. The speaker Mr Surendra Varma an expert on welfare of the Asian elephant used a slide show to illustrate
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Elephant conservation education-Pillur

A workshop on Elephant conservation was organized by the NNHS on the 20th of November at the Government School in Pillur. Around 30 students from Standard 8 and 9 participated in this workshop. The event started with the screening of a movie on Elephants followed by an interactive pre
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“Early communication systems in human-elephant conflict management”

A talk on early communication and warning systems in human-elephant conflict management was held at the Bee museum on the 4th of December. The speaker Dr Anand Kumar, a wildlife scientist at the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) at Valparai started the talk by emphasizing the impor
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Talk on the Birds of the Nilgiris

A talk on the Birds of the Nilgiris took place at the Bee museum on the 10th of November. The Speaker Dr. P.J Vasanthan, an avid birder for the past two decades gave the audience a brief introduction to the topography of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) and the different forest typ
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Awareness Program on Snakes

A snake awareness workshop was held at the Bee Museum on the 8th of September under the banner of the Nilgiri Wildlife & Environment Association (NWEA). Twenty-five people including students from the Blue Mountain School took part in this educative program aimed at creating awaren
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