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The Junglees in Retrospect
THE JUNGLEES was founded in the year 1986 under the presidentship of Mr. Buddhadev Guha, well-known Bengali litterateur. The Junglees' initiatives, backed by research, help members and all concerned to gain an independent view-point leading to suggestions for unbiased solutions and framing of conservation-related policies. In this crusade, The Junglees' milestone accomplishments include:

  • On-going Project : Wildlife Conservation

    Establishment of Riverine Sanctuary for migratory birds on the Shankarpur Gangetic Isle Complex in Purbasthali, West Bengal

  • On-going Project : Wildlife Conservation
    • Tribals of Phulbani regions in Orissa (1988).
    • National Park Management Survey at Palamau TR (1998) and at Valmiki TR in Bihar(1993).
    • Wildllife Habitat Survey at Manas TR in Assam (1989).
    • Wildlife corridor survey under the National Park Network project between Samarsot WLS to Bandhavgarh NP, covering 900 kms, through five wildlife Sanctuaries and two NPs (1999).
    • Pilot and Interim Surveys - I, II, III & IV between 1989 & 2000 on the Status Escalation of Achanakmar Sanctuary to a National Park and Establishment of Forest Corridor with Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Participation in Tiger Census Operation at
    • Ranthambhore TR (1997), Sunderban TR (2000, 2003)
  • Public Awareness Campaign
    • In 1997, The Junglees launched the largest ever countrywide campaign titled “GREEN PAGE”- advocating for introduction of a dedicated page in the dailies on green News, views and images.
  • Anti-Poaching Operation & Campaign
    • Jointly participated with Orissa Forest Department in anti-poaching operation against tribal offenders in Similipal TR (1991).
    • Organised the largest anti-poaching campaign to save migratory birds at Purbasthali under the National Environment Awareness Campaign, sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, in the successive years of 1991, '92, '93, '94.
    • Collected 50,000 signatures and sent to the President of India in support of anti-poaching campaign against killing of the endangered Black Bucks by some film stars in Rajasthan(1998).
    • Collected 1,04,000 signatures from school students and sent to the Chief Minister, West Bengal, demanding punishment of culprits who brutally killed two tigers in Sunderban TR in1999 and voicing concern for Tiger conservation.
  • Eco - Tourism and Public Awareness Programme
    • The Junglees have been promoting WINGED HERITAGE - a winter Eco-Tourism Programme for the school students and public at Purbasthali migratory birds conservation site since 1995.
    • Organised Teachers Training programme at Purbasthali on conservation of migratory birds (2003).
    • Introduction of school level programme titled COIN (Conservation Oriented Information on Nature) - with a view to educate and update students on Nature and wildlife conservation.
    • Organised public debates, quiz, Nature & wildlife photography competitions on the occasions of World Environment Day (1988, 1989).
    • Organised Wild Heritage - a National exposition on wildlife and nature photography (1994).
  • Participation in Seminars and Courses
    • 4th PATA (Pacific Asia Tourism Association) Adventure Tourism Conference, Calcutta (1990).
    • Global Forum on Environmental Education, New Delhi (1990).
    • World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development, Jakarta (1996).
    • 6th World Wilderness Congress, Bangalore (1998).
    • Eco-Tourism Planning & Management Workshop by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Doon (2000).
    • 7th World Wilderness Congress, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (2001).
    • Bird Census Technique by Bombay Natural History Society, Garumara NP (2002).