Thursday, August 4, 2016

Activity Update June 2016: Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve


Mukund Dhurve and our volunteers on night patrol
on the road linking Mangezari and Jindatola
Our volunteers join Forest Department staff in patrol
in Compartment no. 108

Volunteers clean a waterhole in Compartment no. 108 

Chorkamara - Dr. Zanjad examines a patient at our free medical camp

Mangezari - Programme organised by us to celebrate
World Environment Day
Mangezari - Volunteers collect polythene litter in an anti-plastic programme

Mukund Dhurve         - Conservation Officer
Jivraj Salam                 - Field assistant
Salimkumar Dhurve    - Field assistant

·      Joined Forest Department staff on 6 patrols
·      6 community assistance voluntary work projects – programmes to clean area next to hand pumps at Bodalkasa, Umarzari, Mangezari, Pitezari, Sodlagondi, Balapur
·      5 programmes to clean water holes in Compartments no.109, 110, 114, 113, 128, 59
·      5 anti-plastic programmes at Chorkamara, Umarzari, Bodalkasa, Mangezari.
·      Organized 5 education programmes in schools focusing on plantation - 520 students attended
·      Organized 6 medical camps in which 101 patients got free treatment.
·      Celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June at Mangezari.


Our team organized 6 community assistance programmes on June 2, 12,15,16,17 and 25 to clear areas around hand pumps at Kodelohara, Thadezari, Umarzari, Pitezari, Sodlagondi and Kodebarra respectively. Unemployed youths from Mangezari participated in all programmes which were led by Mukund and Salimkumar.

Water had spilled over while people drew from the hand pumps and had stagnated, leading to proliferation of mosquitoes and insects. Our teams cleared the area, removing scum and organic growth and dug canals to drain away the water.

Our team joined the Forest Department in day and night patrols in Compartment no. 108 and the roads from Mangezari to Kodebarra, Mangezari to Jindatola, Mangezari to Govindtola, Mangezari to Bagadhband on June 1, 11,13,14,20 and 25.

Besides our staff, volunteers from a youth club at Mangezari also joined in the patrols. The youth club was set up with our assistance and is mentored by Mukund Dhurve.  

During the month our team organized 5 anti-plastic programmes to clean polythene/plastic litter from villages. The programmes were organized on June 5,10,15,20 and 24 at Mangezari, Chorkamara, Umarzari, Bagadhband and Mangezari villages respectively. Mukund, Salimkumar and Jivraj organized the programmes which were attended by villagers and village eco-development committee (VEDC) members. The plastic litter has been kept in our Mangezari office and will be sent to Tiroda for recycling.

The Government of Maharashtra has issued the buffer zone notification for the Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve. Following this, doubts have sprung up in the minds of villagers as to how they will be affected by the notification. Due to the doubts, some villagers are opposing the notification. To clear these doubts and misgivings, we organized a total of 5 awareness programmes during June in 5 villages –Koylari, Kodelohara, Chorkamara, Thadezari and Kodebarra.

On the occasion of World Environment day, we organized a programme for VEDC members and Forest Department staff at Mangezari. The importance of our environment and the need to conserve it was discussed in the gathering.


There were 5 education programmes during June 2016.


There were 6 health camps in June at which 102 patients received free treatment.  


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