Environmental education and awareness programs in the lap of nature for enthusiasts
Nature Walks in the name of Vandarshini for school students and environment lovers
The Forest Department is highlighting the importance of forest and environment with innovative programs
The Telangana Forest Department is undertaking special programs to protect forests and make everyone aware of the importance of environment.
The Forest Department is organizing innovative programs in various areas on the occasion of national and international environmental priority days (dates).
Programs like vanadarsini, nature walk, forest bathing and bird festival are being arranged. Based on these, the officials of the forest department are explaining the issues of increasing the awareness of nature and environment among the school students, making them aware of the importance of forests, and how the balance is created by different types of trees and animals in the forests.
Students and environmentalists are explained about the threat of deforestation, prevention of forest fires, and measures to be taken to prevent conflict between human habitats and animals. PCCF & HOFF Mr. RM Dobriyal said that they will act as change agents for change in the society towards nature.
National Bird Day (January-5) Forest Department organized special programs in different forest areas. Special programs were held in Tadwai Forest Area (Mulugu District), Kawal Tiger Reserve (Jannaram), Vempalli Forest Area (KB Asifabad District) and Nehru Zoo Park (Hyderabad).
District Forest Officer Kishta Goud organized nature walk, bird watching and photography programs in newly developed grass plots near Tadwai Huts, Blackberry Islands in Mulugu district under the leadership of Forest Department.
After that, in the background of Sammakka Saralamma Jatara being held soon, plastic control, garbage collection and awareness programs were taken up in the vicinity to educate the locals about the dangers of plastic. A large amount of plastic is collected and sent for recycling. Environmental enthusiasts and nature photographers participated in these events.
Special programs were held under the leadership of FDO K.Vijay Kumar and Range Officer Venugopal in the Vempalli forest area of Kagajnagar Division, Komarambim Asifabad District.
Eighth and ninth class students from the local Zilla Parishad school, teachers, first year students of degree college and the administrators of Re Cap volunteer organization organized a Vanadarshani program.
Officials said that school children and college students have been introduced to the forest by connecting to nature, like a classroom surrounded by nature, and made them know the importance of nature.
Nature walk and bird watching programs were organized in Kawal Tiger Reserve, Jannaram by local Deputy Conservator Madhava Rao along with the staff. And in Nehru Zoo Park, the officials have created awareness about feeding animals and birds with school children and understanding their behavior.
Officer (PCCF & HOFF) R. M. Dobriyal said that more programs like bird watching and bird watching will be organized and instructions have been given to the district forest officers to create awareness on forest and environmental education in coordination with the local administration.