|Kodebarra health camp: Dr Zanzal examines a patient|
|Our Conservation Officer Mukund Dhurve joins the Forest Department|
staff on patrol in the park
|Unemployed villagers of Balapur discuss livelihood options with our team|
|Jindatola villagers discuss livelihood and conservation issues with our team|
|Members of Womens' SHGs at a meeting organised by us at Kodebarra|
|Students in Kodelohara watching a film on tiger conservation|
|Kuradi students prepared these vegetable patches with our guidance|
|Conservation awareness rally in Mangezari|
|Mangezari villagers attend a meeting on forest fires, |
prevention and fire-fighting
|Pangdi students being briefed before a nature trail|
Water had spilled over while people drew from the hand pumps and had stagnated, leading to proliferation of mosquitoes and insects. Our teams cleared the area, removing scum and organic growth and dug canals to drain away the water.
Our team joined the Forest Department in Compartment no. 57, Compartment no. 109, Compartment no. 110 and on the roads linking Mangezari to Kodebarra and Mangezari to Jindatola. Besides our staff, volunteers from a youth club at Mangezari also joined in the patrols. The youth club was set up with our assistance and is mentored by our Conservation Officer Mukund Dhurve.
During the month, our team organised 6 anti-plastic programmes to clean polythene/plastic litter from villages. The programmes were organised by Mukund, Salimkumar and Jivraj, on January 5, 6, 9, 11, 19 and 20 at Jindatola, Pangdi, Sodlagondi, Balapur, Mangezari and Umarzari villages respectively. They were attended by villagers and Village Eco-Development Committee (VEDC) members. The plastic litter has been kept in our Mangezari office and will be sent to Tiroda for recycling.
The Government of Maharashtra has issued the buffer zone notification for the Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve. Following this, doubts have sprung up in the minds of villagers as to how they will be affected by the notification. Due to the doubts, some villagers are opposing the notification. To clear these doubts and misgivings, we organised 2 awareness programmes during January in Sodlagondi and Umarzari.