Acquaintance

Wildlife Conservation Group(WCG) is a small self-sustained group of around a dozen members.WCG has expertise in all areas of flora & fauna. Their members have:

  • identified & documented (with GPS points) native trees as well as avenue (shade) trees in the Bannerghatta-Anekal belt
  • identified & documented nearly 180 species of birds of Bannerghatta National Park (BNP)
  • identified & documented insects, spiders, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians of the region
  • conducted fossil-hunting & classifying in Hariyaluru district of Trichy, Tamil Nadu
  • partaken in rescuing snakes from villages
  • also assisted Bannerghatta forest officials in elephant census
  • partaken in watering around 3000 sapling during summer time at Ramakrishna Ashram, Sivanhalli
  • assisting Forest Cell in anti-poaching efforts, through an anti-snare drive
  • released nearly 1 acre of encroached lake in their village

We have never stopped in our efforts of self-study about the scientific aspects of Nature - after all, we have the forest itself as our backyard laboratory. WCG tries to reach out as much our capacity enables us to. We have conducted wildlife photography exhibitions - displaying dozens of our own beautiful photographs - at schools surrounding BNP and Banidipura buffer-zone. Here our interactions have been mainly with rural students. WCG members always emphasize the inter-dependancy of humans with the forest - we understand it best.
From November 2010 we are publishing a monthly e-magazine in Kannada language called Kaanana, which includes many articles related to wildlife, environment, Nature, science, literature and also some of our best Nature & wildlife photos. Kaanana mainly brings out the new findings of flora & fauna of BNP, stories & poems by students of villages of BNP.