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Chat on "Why celebrate wildlife week?" dated September 20, 2014
  • Susan Sharma: Today's chat is moderated by Paridhi Jain from BNHS
  • Susan Sharma: Welcome Paridhi
  • Paridhi Jain: hello susan
  • Paridhi Jain: Hi am an education officer representing CEC Delhi BNHS
  • Paridhi Jain: I am here to discuss why to celebrate wildlife week which is celebreated every year in the first week of october
  • Susan Sharma: Go ahead Paridhi
  • Paridhi Jain: It was started in the year 1952 with the great vision of protecting indian wildlife
  • Paridhi Jain: Government of india started IBWL which initiated the wildlife week,IBWL is Indian Board of wildlife
  • Susan Sharma: Was it an initiative from India? I thought it is celebrated all over the word.
  • Paridhi Jain: This is an excllent initiative to stop extinction of the wildlife species
  • Niranjana: I am from Kerala and i don't know how wildlife week is celebrating in other parts of india.Can you please share it with me?
  • Paridhi Jain: It is celebrated all over the world but not eveywhere in first week of october,like in canada it is celebrated in march
  • Paridhi Jain: Wildlife week is celebrated in many ways actually
  • Susan Sharma: Ok, thanks.
  • Paridhi Jain: Like I am from Rajasthan and there we use to have wildlife quiz,ppt competions,reptile awareness programs and city marathons
  • Paridhi Jain: Here now at CEC Delhi we are celebrating it this october with the forest department
  • Niranjana: Here also forest department is conducting quiz programmes and other competitions .
  • Paridhi Jain: and we will have activities like poster making ,clay modelling,quiz,origamy but that is for students.For general public we are having movie sessions and online slogan competions
  • Susan Sharma: We have 50 online quizzes available on our site at
  • Paridhi Jain: and the theme of slogan compt is delhi's yamuna and even you can participate in that
  • Susan Sharma: You are free to use them for wildlife week related programs.
  • Paridhi Jain: Thats great Niranjana
  • Paridhi Jain: Thanks susan ,we will try to use them,they certainly will be hepful
  • Niranjana: Here there is no much programmes for public.
  • Susan Sharma: Niranjana, you can also think of having quiz competitions in your community /area
  • Paridhi Jain: Yeah that is a great idea!!!!
  • Paridhi Jain: Forest dept can organize trips in the forests of the region for the general public
  • Paridhi Jain: and yes susan you yourself can also get involved yourself and organize some activities for your community and friends
  • Paridhi Jain: You can bring your friends to Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary which is the only true forest of New Delhi
  • Paridhi Jain: If you want to get involved in any conseravation initiative please contact us at or you can contact me
  • Susan Sharma: Thanks, Paridhi
  • Paridhi Jain: As you have seen the number of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are also increasing
  • Paridhi Jain: It is all part of initiatives that our government has started taking now for our valubale wildlife
  • Niranjana: eventhough Kerala is a small state,we have 5 national parks,2 tiger reserves and a no of wildlife sancturies
  • Paridhi Jain: Thats wonderful ,I have heard about the biodiversity of kerela especially the periyar tiger reserve
  • Paridhi Jain: So Niranjana are you living in kerela at present ?
  • Niranjana: yes.It is so effectively conserved
  • Susan Sharma: Paridhi, can you give the details of the programs you are planning to have at CEC Delhi?
  • Niranjana: Yes.....I am 12th std student and i am living almost 20 km near to Silent Valley NP
  • Susan Sharma: Niranjana I remember you came for an earlier chat too. Good to see you.
  • Paridhi Jain: We will be having poster making,movie sessions,clay modelling,origamy,Bird nest workshops,Wildlife quizes
  • Niranjana: Thankou susan mam for remembering me
  • Paridhi Jain: Wow thats great niranjana,you are living near silent valley which is a unique forest
  • Niranjana: What is BIRDNEST workshop?
  • Paridhi Jain: no cicadas thats why silent valley and it has lion tailed macaques
  • Paridhi Jain: Birds habitat are decresing so we make wooden nests which has various sizes of holes depending upon the species of birds
  • Niranjana: YEs.I was fortune to visit it and saw liontailed macaques in its natural habitat
  • Paridhi Jain: they are kind of artificial homes for birds when trees are decresing
  • Niranjana: Oh!great..
  • Paridhi Jain: thats great niranjana ,and thanks to indira gandhi that the forest of silent valley is still surviving
  • Niranjana: Yes.It is highly conserved.So I am leaving for some other purposes and goodbye
  • Paridhi Jain: Bye niranjana
  • Susan Sharma: Thanks and bye
  • Paridhi Jain: Susan you would like to add something
  • Susan Sharma: Tomorrow Janki Devi College is taking out a procession in Rahgiri CP on water conservation
  • Paridhi Jain: thats great
  • Susan Sharma: If you are free go to CP tomorrow for Rahgiri. See how these processions are organized ( free initiatives) and it will be a good idea if CEC can also organize something for the next Rahgiri
  • Susan Sharma: Rahgiri happens every Sunday in Gurgaon as well as Delhi
  • Susan Sharma: Rahgiri is a good platform for NGOs to get visibilty and support
  • Paridhi Jain: i will find out more about that thanks
  • Paridhi Jain: Ok bye susan i have to go now
  • Susan Sharma: I will be there in CP on 28th. We can plan something together if you are interested
  • Susan Sharma: Ok, Paridhi. Thanks for a wonderful chat
  • Paridhi Jain: yeah that will be great ,i will contact you
  • Paridhi Jain: thanks to you too
  • Susan Sharma: Bye and good night
  • Paridhi Jain: goodnight to you ,bye
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