|Kamlesh measuring the groundwater level in Thuyepani |
during our GPS mapping of open wells
|Niranjan measuring the groundwater level in Aamajhari|
as part of our study of the water table
|The Tribal Dance group performing at Olive Resort, Awargani|
|Bisenpur students play a nature game|
|Wildlife film screening at Khamrith|
|Our computer awareness program at Kohoka, conducted by Sumit|
|Birding trail with Sumit near Potiya|
|Nature trail with Kamlesh at Pupuldoh|
|Sumit briefs students on a nature trail at Pupuldoh|
|Sumit explains the importance of all species through a nature game|
|Niranjan conducts a nature education class at Teliya|
|Niranjan installs an artificial bird's nestbox|
on Salim Ali Day
|Dr Zanzal at our free health camp at Tuyepani|
|Niranjan repairs a biogas stove at Turia|
Waste management in the vicinity of the Tiger Reserve is important and, in the absence of adequate facility to dispose of food and kitchen waste, animals such as wild boar can be attracted to villages. Satpuda Foundation has been working to address this issue through the construction of compost pits.
Composting recycles various organic materials otherwise regarded as waste products and produces a soil conditioner (the compost). Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used, for example, in kitchen gardens, horticulture, and organic farming thus completing the nutrient recycling process. Kamlesh organised the construction of two compost pits at Pulpuldoh and Thuyepani with the aid of volunteers from the villages. Niranjan, with the assistance of members of local self-help groups (SHGs) constructed two compost pits at Turiya.
Separately, a voluntary work project was organised by Kamlesh on 15th November in which the area next to a hand pump was cleaned with the help of local volunteers.
On 24thNovember, Kamlesh and Sumit organised a nature and bird-watching trail for schoolchildren of Pulpuldoh village and they were assisted by a guest teacher. During the trail, the students were informed about various bird species and how to identify birds found near the village, the utility of various tree species and also the difference between core and buffer regions of the Tiger Reserve.