Thursday, September 8, 2016

Activity Update July 2016: Navegaon-Nagzira


Our field assistant Jivraj leads volunteers on patrol in jungle in Comp. no. 57

Our field assistant Salimkumar leads volunteers on night patrol 

Students of Adilok High School, Bolunda take part in a drawing contest 

Asalpani - Dr. Zanzal examines patients at our free medical camp

Asalpani - Villagers and school students plant saplings

Bagadhband - Villagers and Forest Dept. staff join us in
a plantation programme

 Bolunda - Students and staff of village school take part
in a plantation programme 

Bolunda - Students of Adilok High School celebrate Global Tiger Day

Drawing contest on Global Tiger Day, Bolunda

Bolunda - Students of village school set off on awareness rally

Bolunda - awareness programme on tree plantation

Conservation rally

Kodebarra - Dr. Zanzal at our free health camp

Kodebarra - free health camp

Kodebarra - students plant saplings

Mangezari - Banner put up by us to promote awareness
on the need for increasing tree cover.

Mangezari - Forest Dept. staff, villagers and school students
and teachers join us in plantation programme

Wildlife film screening at Mangezari school

Mangezari - volunteers clean a soak pit

Wildlife film screening at Pindkepar

Pindkepar - plantation drive

Pindkepar - plastic litter clean-up drive

Wadegaon - nature education talk
by our Conservation Officer Mukund Dhurve

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

·      Tree plantation programme – 5,100 saplings planted
·      Joined Forest Department staff on 6 patrols
·      Celebrated World Nature Conservation Day on 28th July at Mangezari
·      Celebrated Global Tiger Day on 29th July at Bolunda and  Mangezari
·      5 community assistance voluntary work projects – programmes to clean area next to hand pumps at Berdipar, Bhajepar, Umarzari, Sodlagondi and Mangezari
·      5 anti-plastic programmes at Pindkepar, Chorkamara, Umarzari, Thadezari and Boatola
·      Organized 6 education programmes in schools focusing on plantation - 1212 students attended
·      Organized 6 education van programmes which were attended by 1,338 students
·      Organized 6 medical camps in which 126 patients got free treatment


Our team organized 5 community assistance programmes in July to clear areas around hand pumps at Berdipar, Bhajepar, Umarzari, Sodlagondi and Mangezari respectively. Unemployed youths from Mangezari participated in all programmes which were led by Mukund and Salimkumar. Details of the programmes are given in the table above.

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

On the 28th July, World Nature Conservation Day, we organized a programme to clean a soak pit and area around a hand pump at Mangezari.

Our team joined the Forest Department in day and night patrols on the roads from Mangezari to Kodebarra, Mangezari to Jindatola, Mangezari to Govindtola, Mangezari to Bagadhband and Compartment no. 57 on July 6, 13, 15, 19, 24 and 26.
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 our Conservation Officer Mukund Dhurve.  

During the month, our team organized 5 anti-plastic programmes to clean polythene/plastic litter from villages. The programmes were organized on July 7, 13, 14, 16 and 18 at Pindkepar, Chorkamara, Umarzari, Thadezari and Boatola 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.

Details of plantation programme:

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 4 awareness programmes during July in 4 villages – Boatola, Umarzari. Sodlagondi and Thadezari.

On the 29th July, we organized a programme to celebrate Global Tiger Day at Adilok High School, Bolunda with an awareness rally, drawing competition and quiz contest. Our team spoke about tigers and the need for tiger conservation to a gathering of 230 students, teachers, Eco-Development Committee (EDC) members and 2 Forest Guards.

On the same day, we also organized a film show on conservation at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Mangezari for the students as well as local staff of the Forest Department and members of the EDC.


There were 6 education programmes during July 2016.

Education van

There were 6 film shows during the month of July.

Mobile Health Service

There were 6 health camps in July at which 126 patients received free treatment.


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