"Empower the Guards of Wild" series is on and The Junglees is committed to it. On 14th & 15th June, members of The Junglees have visited Manas National park to handover first lots of Rain suits for the monsoon patrolling guards of the park. 100 nos of Rain suits have been handed over to CCF & Field Director of Manas Tiger Reserve , Mr. Anindya Swrgowari,IFS at the Barpeta Road Office of Project Tiger.We salute the Field Staffs of Manas for their end less efforts & hard work which now resulted in one of the richest & flourishing forest of India. We also sincerely thanks the LIC of India for sponsoring the rain suits for the Manas National Park.
Manas is a National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger Reserve,an Elephant Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve situated in Himalayan foothills of Assam and in contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur ,Wild water buffalo and Pygmy Hog, apart from Tiger , Elephant & Rihno.
FIELD SUPPORT - PURBASTHALI (Bird Booklet Distribution )
In pursuance of THE JUNGLEES continuing training programme for Boatmen at Purbasthali
Gangetic Isle Complex, we made a short errand at Purbasthali last Sunday, on 4/1/2014.
Purpose of the trip was to equip the local boatmen with a
booklet on major species of migratory birds found on its isle, to help identify the
species for unoriented tourists. The booklet (size - 3.5"x5.5"), published in Bengali,
showcases a photograph of one species on the left page while the facing page contains
a brief outline of its basic information, that serves the purpose.
A short programme was organised at 11 a.m. at the Picnic Spot, facing the waterfront of
the Oxbow Lake, in presence of the Panchayat Pradhan (village head) and members of Purbasthali
Eco-Development Committee, while the boatmen dominated the scene. The booklet titled " BOOKLET
FOR BOATMEN ON DUCKS AND WADERS AT PURBASTHALI ", was distributed amongst all the local boatmen
by members and the associates of THE JUNGLEES. It was heartening to receive praises from all
around for such an important yet small initiative. Members Mr. Shantonu Chakraborty, Mr. Debarpan
Banerjee and our friend Mr. Mantu Hait accompanied me.
We at THE JUNGLEES believe that the local boatmen are the best CUSTODIANS cum GUARDS of this unique
eco-system are supposed to be empowered with due knowledge on birds and techniques of identification
that paves the way for their being true GUIDES as well. With this viewpoint, we had earlier conducted
an audio-visual traing programme for them on December 22.12.13 with members Mr. Hrituraj Chowdhury (President),
Mr. Soumik Ror Chowdhuri, Mr. Shantonu Chakraborty and myself.
After the function we sailed along the main course of river Bhagirathi northward to a few remote points.
It was a feast for the eyes as we behold a flock of 300 plus Ruddy Shel Ducks amid sanderlings, Coot, Garganey,
Red Crested Pochards, Pintails and a host of species of wader birds. The long strip of Island was being jealously
guarded by a pair of sentries, An Osprey and a Perigrene Falcon, a first timer at Purbasthali indeed!
FIELD SUPPORT - PALPUR KUNO WILDLIFE SANCTUARY (Mosquioto Net & Cap Distribution )
The Junglees team at Palpur - Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary for the distribution of Mosquito Nets and Caps to the Forest staffs.
Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Sheopur district of north western Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India. It is about 120 kilometres from Gwalior.
An area of 345 square kilometres was set aside as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1981. Since then this has been elevated to the Kuno Wildlife Division with an additional area of 900 square kilometres as a buffer area around the Sanctuary. The park is home to many species of wild animals including wolves, monkeys, leopards and nilgai .
This is place which has been selected for the Re Introduction of Lions.