Mysore/Mysuru: Wildlife Conservation Foundation had organised a one-day conservation education programme for the degree students of Daksha College, Hootagalli, Mysuru, recently at Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
In all, 28 students participated in the programme. They were taught about importance of tiger reserve, man-animal conflicts in surroundings of tiger reserves and were taken for bird-watching. They also experienced safari.
Addressing the students, D. Rajkumar of Wildlife Conservation Foundation insisted participants to calculate the carbon footprint in college campus, consumption of power, water etc. and measures to bring down the wastage. He also insisted them to practice bird-watching and planting of indigenous fruit-bearing and flowering plants to attract birds and butterflies.
The programmer was successful with support of Dr. P. Ramesh Kumar, Conservator of Forest and Field Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve. C.V. Deepa, Range Forest Officer (RFO), Bipin, DRFO, Prakash, Botanist, P.K. Anil Kumar and Pradeep of Wildlife Conservation Foundation interacted with students.