Events in January 2011

Ecoscope 2011: Nature & Wildlife Photography Exhibition

Mihir Chhatre invites you
Time    Wednesday, January 12 at 10:00am - January 16 at 8:00pm
Location    Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagriha (Kaladalan), Kothrud, Pune, India

Entering its ninth year, Ecoscope was conceived as a platform for budding and amateur wildlife photographers who have managed to capture the vast natural beauty and diversity of our country. Every year, this showcases some of the rarest and most fascinating glimpses of the wild.

Ecoscope 2011 would comprise of almost 180 photographs taken by 40 photographers covering the entire expanse of India – from the enigmatic cold desert o...f Ladakh and awe inspiring Himalayas to the exotic lands of Arunachal Pradesh and from the dense forests of the north-east to the dry regions of Kutch. It would also include photographs from almost all the leading wildlife reserves & tiger habitats like Kanha, Corbett, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambhore, Nagarahole and Tadoba.

The exhibition would also host a contest for all the visitors – the “Evergreen Eco-caption Competition”. In this competition, participants are expected to create their own slogans based on the theme of nature. The contest will be held in two age groups – one would be above 15 years & other would be below 15 years of age. There would be a winner each from both the categories who would receive a prize from Foliage Outdoors.

Green Guides Programme @ CEC

(8-9 January and 15-16 January 2011)

The year 2010 has been declared as Biodiversity Year by United Nations. To
develop a volunteer force of dedicated individuals for nature conservation,
Conservation Education Centre (CEC) of BNHS is has announced `Green Guides
Programmes' (earlier known as Volunteer Training Programme (VTP). Since 2004
we have been successfully conducting the VTP at CEC and trained more than
200 volunteers so far. We are proud to say that the "Save Rani Baugh"
committee members are our alumni. This programme is suitable for all those
who wish to work in the field of conservation education by contributing
their time and knowledge.

The residential training programme is divided into two modules. These
modules include subjects like natural history, environment education and
conservation. Please note attending both the modules is important for
successful completion of the training programme. At the end of training
participation certificates will be awarded to all the participants. After
attending the training programme, participants would get opportunities to
get hands on training experience at CEC during the `Shadowing Phase' and
then will be absorbed as regular volunteer. Let's come & be a part of an
tribe of Green Guides.

Dates: Module-I: 8-9 January, Module-II: 15-16 January 2011 Time: 9.00 a.m.
(First Day) to 04.00 p.m. (second day Last Date of Registration: 5th January


Venue: BNHS Conservation Education Center, Near Film City, Goregaon
(East),Mumbai- 400065. For directions on how to reach, please visit our

For Registration: Download registration forms from or and send the dully filled form along with the
cheque by Vichare couriers to the Goregaon or Fort Office. You could also
request us to send you a form by writing to us at
For Queries contact the education staff: Ms. Priti Choghale or Mr Sachin
Chorge, on 9594929107, 9594953425, 9223513425 (Monday-Friday between 10.00
a.m. to 5.00 p.m.).

Conservation Education Centre*
Near Filmcity, Filmcity road, Goregaon (E), Mumbai - 400065,Maharashtra,
*Tel:91-22- 28402931; Mobile: 9594929107/ 9594953425 / 9323738622
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Help The Birds-2011.

During Kite-flying festival, (14th-15th January) thousands of birds fall victim to the sharp

glass powder coated maanja with injuries on their wings or just about anywhere, bleeding

them to death. This festival is one of the most unfortunate manmade disasters for the avian

community of our city. More than 2000 birds get 'cut' every year in Ahmedabad (India) alone.

The kite strings are so sharp that it sometimes chop off the whole wing!! The festival is

round the corner and we need to prepare ourselves to save as many lives as we can.

HTB 2011 is coming up. HTB (Help the Birds) campaign is organized every year in Ahmedabad by

many N.G.O. with join hand with forest department, Wildlife Rescue Center during the

Kite-flying festival (Uttarayan) as an effort to save the injured birds from certain death

and giving them a survival chance. Our primary focus will be birds of endangered species,

especially White-Rumped Vultures. Who will want to save these precious birds and YOU can be

one of them. We need your involvement to make this campaign a success! There are several

ways in which you CAN help, even if you are not comfortable with working hands on with

injured birds. Apart from rescue, we will need volunteers for attending rescue phone calls,

documentation, education / awareness programs, helping vets in the operation theater,

transfer of birds, transportation of injured birds, data collection, donation and much more…

All of this work is extremely important for the campaign. This is your chance to help the

urban bird life. Every one of us can make a big difference in saving lives of the innocent

feathered friends. Let us all join hands and try to help them in whichever way we can. We

want veterinary doctors.

Kartik Shastri,

JIvdaya charitable Trust,

Advisory committee Member

Bird conservation society Gujarat-vulture cell

Assistant coordinator,




 Mo: 098240-25045. 

Wildlife Photography – advanced workshop

Caesar Sengupta invites you

Sunday, January 16, 2011 · 12:30am - 3:30am
Location    Hotel Sharanam
Eastern Express Highway Service Road, Near New R.T.O.
Thane West - 400604

More Info    Registration enquiries: Call 9819839821 / 09920772965

Session 1: Post Processing – Tips and tricks: 9 am – 1 pm
Session 2: Post Processing – Practicals : 1 pm – 4 pm


Basic necessities – your interest to learn photography
Additional requirements – Carry along your best photographs
Better if - you carry your laptop if you have one
Duration – full day – 9 am – 4 pm with breakfast, lunch and tea

India for Animals, Conference

Sowmya Reddy invites you

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 9:00am - Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:00pm
Location    The C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation
1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 600 018.
Chennai, India

More Info    FIAPO is holding the first India for Animals conference from on January

29th, 30th, and 31st, 2011, in Chennai, India, in broad terms, to introduce people to new

ideas in animal protection; to help them improve their abilities, as organisations and as

individuals, to take positive action for animals; to inspire and energize their work; to

provide a platform within which to feel a sense of fellowship with other animal protectors

and overcome the isolation that we sometimes feel in our work; and to push Indian animal

activists forward in all our ability to strengthen the animal protection movement in the


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