• 23
  • May

1st Summer Bird Survey- Pench Tiger Reserve

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. .

  • 29
  • Jul

Event "Bagh Sakha" organized by WNC

Finally announcing the winners of the event "Bagh Sakha" organized by WNC (wildlife and nature conservancy, Indore) in coordination with MPTFS. A small brief about the judge: Shri Shriram Jog An artist par excellence. He has not only been one of the iconic amateur theater artists but also has the experience of hosting 2 collage exhibitions nationally( Jahangir art Gallery) He has been a part of Natya Bharti - one of the very first theater groups in Indore post-independence. He not only is an experienced actor-director but also has the uncanny ability to design the stages for plays & art-related functions. He was also featured in the movie " Padman" and many more. The winners of the competition are- 1st prize- Mahi Agrawal 2nd -Anirudha Bhati 3rd- Shubhangana Kanthed Consolation prizes- Shubra Pavecha Purab Sachdev Zainab Bootwala.

  • 27
  • Jul

Winners of the event "Bagh Sakha" organized by WNC

Finally announcing the winners of the event "Bagh Sakha" organized by WNC (wildlife and nature conservancy, Indore) in coordination with MPTFS. A small brief about the judge: Shri Shriram Jog An artist par excellence. He has not only been one of the iconic amateur theater artists but also has the experience of hosting 2 collage exhibitions nationally( Jahangir art Gallery) He has been a part of Natya Bharti - one of the very first theater groups in Indore post-independence. He not only is an experienced actor-director but also has the uncanny ability to design the stages for plays & art-related functions. He was also featured in the movie" Padman" and many more. The winners of the competition are- 1st prize- Shounak Handiekar 2nd -Rahil Borasi 3rd- Abhijeet Patil Consolation Prizes: Pratiksha Dhande Kinsey Mangal Sanskar Jain .

  • 27
  • Jul

Plantation at Baroda_Daulat 2021

Team WNC once again successfully conducted plantation at Baroda- Daulat on 18th July 2021. Following the covid norms, limited no. of members were invited for plantation. Tree guards were put to ensure that plants do not get destroyed by grazing animals and other threats. Local villagers and children passionately took part in this event and it was amazing to see their commitment to safeguarding this sapling & has taken the responsibility to nurture and help it grow. Trees like banyan, Peepal, Jamun, Neem were planted with heights of above 12 ft. So finally we are sure that with the support of villagers our saplings will grow into beautiful trees that will benefit our future generation... Team WNC .

  • 16
  • Mar

2nd Kanha Bird Survey

2nd Kanha Bird Survey was organised by Kanha Tiger Reserve in collaboration with WNC, Indore from 18th to 21st February 2021. Around 85 birders from 11 different states 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 -Himalayan Ruby throat,Fire capped tit, Bar winged flycatcher shrike,Brown cheeked fulvetta, Himalayan vulture, Griffon vulture ,Velvet fronted nuthatch,White rump shama, Scarlet Minivet, White throated fantail etc. Each participant was supplied with medical kit, and trail kit. As a gesture of good faith the participants donated 100 blankets at Kanha Tiger Reserve to be used by the grass-root level forest workers. We are very grateful to the field director Shri SK Singh,Mr Naresh Yadav (DD buffer), Mr. Sudhir Mishra (AD KTR), Mr. Sunil Sinha (AD buffer) and all the forest department for their support and guidance to make this a fruitfull eventt. .

  • 22
  • Jan

Nature walk and bird watching at Baroda Daulat

"Nature walk and bird watching at Baroda Daulat"- what else could be a better way to welcome New Year. WNC organized a Nature walk and birding at Baroda Daulat on 3/1/2021 with an aim to inculcate love and awareness towards nature, among the younger generation. Nature walks develop observational skills, helps cultivating curiosity in our children which lays a strong foundation for the rest of their learning journey. Children were briefed about various species of birds, their habitats, and the importance of their conservation and tried to connect them with nature. Children were awarded certificates of appreciation for their participation by our Chairperson Mr. Anil Nagar. Total- 65 species observed Highlights- Eurasian wryneck White wagtail Greater Spotted eagle Marsh harrier Spotted owlet Sarus crane family Knob billed duck Purple heron Lesser whitethroat Red avadavat .

  • 14
  • Aug

WNC conducted plantation at NATRAX

On 5th july 2020 wildlife and nature conservancy indore conducted plantation drive at the campus of Asia's largest automotive test track - 'NATRAX'. All the members got an opportunity to know about the Natrax through the presentation given by the director of Natrax - Dr N Karuppya. Plantation drive was spearheaded by Dr.N Karuppya and WNC Chairperson Mr Anil Nagar with the first sapling. This was followed by all the WNC members planting a few each. We are going to plant 1000 saplings. In first Phase we started with plantation of 225 sapplings. Plant selection and quality of soil was done under the supervision of our member Mr BS Saraswat (horticulture expert) and Mr Dinesh Gawali. Amaltas, Gulmohar, Jamun, Lasoda, Bohiniya, Karanj, Baheda and Kusum etc were the different varities of saplings that were selected for afforestation. With time this afforested area will provide clean and breathable air for generations to come. Also it will help rehabitate the flora and fauna of nearby area and migrants as well. Plantation was done following the covid 19 protocols. .

  • 13
  • Aug

Cyclo Freaks Cycle Ride in association with WNC

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. 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 organized 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. .

  • 13
  • Aug

3rd Satpura Bird Survey from 6th to 9th Feb 2020

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. .

  • 24
  • Feb

25 kms Cycle Ride on 01-03-2020

WNC (WILDLIFE & NATURE CONSERVATION) in association with Cyclo Freaks is organising a 20 kms Cycle Ride .

  • 10
  • Aug

CBMP Winter Bird Survey 19-01-2020

On 19th Jan 2020 we will conduct CBMP Winter Bird Survey at Baroda Daulat & Kajligarh. The meeting point will be Bangali Square, Indore, Timing is 6.15 am. Survey timing will be 7 am. to 9.30 am .

  • 26
  • Jul

Bird Walk on Birth Anniversary of "Dr. Salim Ali"

Team WNC conducted Bird Walk at Ralamandal on Occasion of Birth Anniversary of "Dr. Salim Ali" Birdman of India and paid Tribute. .