Our enthusiastic birders were all ready to take on the tough yet resplendent land of Kanha. The event was graced by The Honourable Forest Minister of MP Dr. Kunwar Vijay Shah during the commencement. One of the most humble & dedicated ministers one can desire to lead us & bring in actual improvements in our system for conservation and control. The interaction between birders & the entire wildlife officers including Field Director SK Singh sir was full of awe inspiring stories & experiences. The survey was an amazing program targeted to take count on existing species, add new species to the Kanha’s list & compare notes on changes seen in patterns of migratory birds. We hope the resulting data will shed new light on hidden secrets & amazing facts of nature upon completion. WNC once again feels lucky to have the opportunity to contribute to nature & compile data to aid the community to take informed decisions for improving conservation strategies exponentially. Some of the Rare findings are- Hen harrier Eastern grass owl Brown wood owl Ruddy breasted crake Short eared owl Pallied harrier Himalayan ruby throat Besra Cinerous vulture As a token of love and affection 100 backpacks were distributed to the ground staff of kanha from the fees submitted by the participants. Heartfelt gratitude towards entire staff of Kanha Tiger Reserve for all the logistics and support during the survey. Last but not the least a Big Thanks to all the volunteers for using their skills and hard work in bringing out the desired results of the bird survey. Team WNC ,Indore .
We are pleased to share that, 1st Summer Bird Survey has successfully been conducted at Pench Tiger Reserve in collaboration with WNC from 12th -15th May 2022. 54 volunteers from across India participated in this survey. The aim was to identify, map & report the different species of birds and their frequency of sighting during the summer season at Pench. The rationale of this program is to document and make the data more robust by collecting the species of birds found in all different weather conditions. During the inaugural session 1st Pench Bird Winter Bird Survey Report was also released by the Field director Sh Ashok Kumar Mishra Sir. In the winter survey 251 species of birds were recorded at Pench Tiger Reserve. Highlights of the Summer survey so far have been - Amur falcon Banded Bay cuckoo Indian Pitta Indian Scimitar babbler Red avadavat Common hawk cuckoo Indian cuckoo Fork tailed drongo cuckoo Brown fish owl For the survey each participant was provided with a trail kit. This kit was packed keeping in mind the scorching heat and weather conditions at Pench. We must say that every Participant was filled with courage ,enthusiasm and the love for the nature and that nothing could stop them from birding even in such harsh conditions. As a gesture of good faith the participants donated torch at Pench tiger reserve. These will be distributed to the grass-root level forest workers. Wildlife & Nature Conservancy, Indore (WNC) would like to thank FD Pench - Sh Ashok Mishra Sir who took great interest and guided us for planning and execution of this 1st Summer survey with his vast experience & DD Pench - Sh. Rajnish Singh who is the driving force behind the success and execution of the survey in smooth manner. Heart felt gratitude towards all the Range officers, Deputy Rangers, Guards, Drivers, Chowkidaars, Shramiks and the entire staff of Pench Tiger Reserve for all the logistics and support during the survey. Last but not the least a Big Thanks to all the volunteers for using their skills and hard-work in bringing out the desired result of the Bird Survey. .
Kuno National park is located in Sheopur dist. Of Madhya Pradesh. It is under consideration for rehabilitation of Lion and cheetah, at present lion is only found in GIR national park, Gujrat in India and cheetah is extinct from india. Kuno National Park has vast richness and diversity of flora and fauna. It’s being our pleasure to announce the Vulture & Bird Survey at Sheopur- Kuno National Park. The Department of the forest had planned to conduct this survey with the objective to explore the Vultures & Birds diversity in various habitats of the park. It will help to establish key hotspots for further studies with a scientific approach. The forest management of Sheopur-Kuno National Park has planned to conduct an exhaustive Vulture & Bird survey with organizing support from Wildlife & Nature Conservancy (WNC, Indore). The participation fees will be Rs 1000.00, it will comprise of the welfare of forest guards/Chowkidaars, Welcome Kit, Medical Kit, & Refreshments. For the said project, Please send us your filled application that is enclosed with this invitation on or before 05.11.2020 selected participants will be intimated by 08.11.2020 and Online Deposit of Fee by 15.11.2020 and participation will be confirmed only after fees deposition. The Flow of the survey is as follows:- On 26th November 2020 assemble by 12:00 hours at Kuno-Sheopur forest office, District Sheopur (M.P). Thereafter registration formalities will be carried out & you will have to present your negative COVID Report. After briefing the groups shall depart for respective camps, rest houses, and campsite. 0n 27th & 28th November 2020 surveys will begin at 06:300 Hours till noon and a second leg post-lunch until 17:00 hours from the assigned sites or instead the teams can do a single full-day survey starting at 06:30 hours (and carry their respective lunch packs) On 29th November 2020, the teams are to report to the Base Camp at 10.00 hours for concluding the session, sharing of ebird lists with official Id and photographs sharing on Google Drive, Departure by 11.00 Hrs. after Breakfast. There will be basic facilities (food & lodging) at the camp, some campsites may not have the electricity, Come with zero expectations. Call our team on +919584884666 or +916264531128 for travel, transportation, details or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for any other queries. ***Rules related to Eligibility/Selections*** •Any Participant who intend to attend the survey should be the age of 18 or above 18 before applying and can walk minimum 10-15 KMs in a day. •The participant should have the expertise in identify the Birds &Vulture Species. •The Participants will have to bear the individual cost of travel. •Based on the information provided in the application form the department and the organizers will select the participant. •Final selected participants will be informed through emails. INVITATION TO THE KUNO-SHEOPUR VULTURE CUM BIRD SURVEY 26th to 29th NOVEMBER 2020 Important COVID-19 Guidelines- •As per the order of APCCF Gwalior (M.P.) a negative SARS-CoV2 (COVID 19) Antigen test (either RTPCR or Rapid) not more than 5 days old is mandatory to attend the survey. •Wear mask at all times. •Maintain a 2 m distance with everyone else. •No handshakes or hugging. •Always carry a soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. •Maintain proper sneezing and coughing etiquettes. •Do not dispose any waste in the forest area. •Please do not attend the survey if suffering from symptoms like- Fever, Cough or cold, Breathlessness. Dos & Don’t •You will at all times abide by the rules and regulations of the Forest Department and the organizers. •A day pack bag enough to carry packed food, medical kit, Power bank, Water bottle, note book, field guide, one layer of cloth. •A pair of Binoculars-Mandatory •Water bottle- Mandatory •Power Bank-Survey to be recorded on E-bird application, so ensure it recharge 2-3 times in a day. •Field guide •Carry your medicine along with you since medical facilities are limited in the region. •Do not wear brightly colored clothes. •Do carry warm clothes. • Smoking and Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. • Always follow and obey the instruction of the forest guards or experts accompanying you. • Do not wander off from the general set path. • Do not collect anything from the forest. • Maintain a safe distance from wildlife. • Keep a track of time and ensure you return to your base camp at the pre-decided time. • Good or record shots of unidentified or rare birds will be extremely helpful and necessary in some cases, Sharp image are not the intended output of the survey. .
Every species is better alive than dead be it of Humans or Animals or Birds or Trees. Everything is for us all the Earth, the Water & the Breeze. Theme: "Sustaining all lives on Earth" We know the importance of life and the need to conserve our environment & wildlife. On the occasion of World Wildlife Day i.e. 3rd March 2020, WNC (WILDLIFE & NATURE CONSERVATION) in association with Cyclo Freaks organised a Cycle Ride on 1st march 2020. This was our effort to raise awareness. A small session was also held at Indore Zoo where Mr TS Suliya (DFO Indore ),Mr Anil Nagar (Rtd. IFS), Mr Sandeep Gautam (SDO, Indore) briefed the participants and also explained how we can carry this message forward and aware others about this cause. We at WNC would like to thank Dr Uttam Yadav who gave us permission to include Zoo as a crucial part of our rally. This added both nature, wildlife, colours & beauty to our cause. The rally ended by paying respect and gratitude to the legendary Devi Ahilyabai Holkar through a floral tribute. .
3rd Satpura Bird Survey was organised by Satpura Tiger Reserve in collaboration with WNC, Indore from 6th to 9th february 2020. Around 90 birders got an opportunity to identify and report birds in prestine beauty and wilderness. We are expecting more than 250 species of birds to be reported this time,among which some species are a totally new reporting. The rare sightings were -black eagle,bar winged flycatcher shrike,spotted treecreeper,brown cheeked fulvetta,tickell's leaf warbler. Due to heavy rains and availability of water in almost whole of central india the winter migratory birds are late and less in both numbers and diversity. Still the observed species were- bar headed goose, ruddy shelduck, ultramarine flycatcher,common teal,red crested pochard. Each participant was supplied with medical kit, trail kit and blankets. As a gesture of good faith the participants donated the blankets at their respective base camps to be used by the grassroot level forest workers. We are very gratefull to the field director Shri SK Singh, Mr RS Bhadoria(assistant director STR) and all the forest department for their support and guidance to make this a fruitfull event. .