UPL Sarus Conservation Project:
Sarus Crane Conversation, CSR project is part of UPL Vasudha Progarmme that is being implemented in Kheda region of Gujarat since 2015. The project witnessed a significant improvement in Sarus conservation with community participation.
The project team has been working with farmers and villagers towards the conservation of the tallest flying bird found in India, Sarus Crane is known to use wetlands and agriculture fields and live in association with human beings. In Gujarat, they are found in Ahmedabad, Anand, Baroda and Kheda districts. Besides holding the large population of Sarus cranes in the state, Kheda district also attracts migratory birds in large numbers to its numerous big and small wetlands.
Training Rural Residents as Nature Guide
UPL Sarus Conservation Project team organized a two days nature guide training workshop for Rural Sarus Protection Group/Volunteers (RSPG) in Bhalada. Bhalalda village is located in Matar tehsil of Kheda District, Gujarat. The training was organized in association with Voluntary Nature Conservancy, Anand.
The training was imparted on identification of various resident and migratory bird species and wildlife found in the district along with the importance of wildlife and how they benefit local communities, the role of nature guides in protecting the forests, bird ecology and their role and guest relations. The trainees were briefed on how the natural heritage of our area can be utilized for posterity without adverse effect.
The participation comprises of RSPG members, villagers from Matar taluka, majority of participants were from local communities for which it was important enhancing their knowledge in aspect of importance of wetland not just for agriculture and other subsistent needs but also as an additional source of livelihood.
#UPLGlobal #UPLPragati #UPLVasudha #UPLSarusconservation