Date: August – December 2019
Last Wilderness Foundation (LWF) in association with the Forest Department of Kanha,Tiger Reserve, has helped in the successful execution (with the help of the volunteers) of the Nature Education Camp (NEC) being undertaken at Kanha Tiger Reserve.
The core idea behind the NEC undertaken between 24th August 2019 to 12th December 2019 is to instill awareness and sensitisation among the students living in the buffer zone of the reserve, about the forests and the need to protect it. To this effect, 7044 students and 291 teachers from Middle school (6th-8th) and Higher Secondary school (9th-12th) have been a part of the programme.
The programme is initiated by undertaking school visits situated in the buffer zone of the reserve, wherein the team interacts with the students about the bio-diversity that exists in the forest and conservation of the same with the help of presentations and wildlife games. Students are also encouraged to put forth questions about the natural heritage so that not only is the existing knowledge built upon, but the sessions can help dispel any myths or misinformation that could be potentially detrimental to the flora and fauna in the reserve.