|Dewada villagers dig pits for saplings|
|Katwal - plastic litter clean-up|
|Katwal - students picking up plastic litter|
|Rally in Katwal on International Tiger Day|
|Nature education class in Khutwanda|
|Sapling plantation in Khutwanda school|
|Wildlife film screening at Khutwanda school|
|Sapling plantation begins at Khutwanda|
|Kondegaon sapling plantation programme|
|Environment education class by our Field Assistant Kishor Dudhbarai|
|Sitarampeth - discussing livelihood options with villagers|
|Katwal - nature games during an environment education class|
THE FULL REPORT
On July 31st, we organised a cleanliness and anti-plastic programme with villagers of Katwal village. The programme was organised to remove the plastic litter and trash in and around the village and around the hand pump and water tank as they choke the drainage and attract wildlife into the village. A total of 43 villagers participated in the drive.
On July 4th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 24th and 28th, we planted 260 saplings of species like Bahera, Chinch, Babul and Neem with the help of children and villagers through voluntary work projects. A total of 125 villagers from Bhamdeli, Kondegaon, Katwal and Mudholi participated in the plantation drive. We have also prepared seed banks in Zilla Parishad schools of Katwal and Khutwanda with the help of nature clubs formed and mentored by our team.
Another topic discussed was the recent increase in man-animal conflict in the Moharli buffer and how to prevent it by using cattle sheds and stall feeding for cattle, which often fall prey to carnivores when they wander into the forest in search of fodder.
List of the candidates (backhoe loader operator training)