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| Last Updated:: 14/09/2016

Kids Contribution

 

 

This section is entirely dedicated to the efforts made by the Kids of different age group in order to preserve and conserve environment. Our environment is somewhere being neglected due to increasing growth and development. Children are always considered as the future of the world. Childhood is also the age of creativity and innovations. With their little efforts these little kids are somewhat able to spread awareness regarding conservation and protection of environment. Given are the efforts made by them jointly with WWF-India, New Delhi.

1.      Poster Making Competition

2.      Tree Sampling

 

 

 

Poster making competition:

 

1.      Children Pledge for a Green Moradabad!

 

The city of Moradabad celebrated the World Environment Day is a unique style, with over 200 school children painting their vision for the Ramganga river and pledging for its restoration. ‘Think. Eat. Save Ramganga. Save Planet’ painting competition was an exceptional event that aimed to celebrate, recognize and reward young students’ interpretation and creative skills by giving them opportunities to enhance their understanding on the issue of environment conservation.

 

Through this competition, WWF-India’s Rivers for Life programme aimed to bring attention to the fact that more wastage of food is also equivalent to wastage of water -both impacting Ramganga River. ‘Think. Eat. Save Ramganga. Save Planet’ drawing competition got several thought provoking illustrations on food and water wastage’s impact on the ecological wellbeing of the river. WWF-India, with the support of the District Administration of Moradabad, created this competition to nurture emerging young talent in the city and to provide a platform for engaging them in Ramganga conservation activities.

 

For More Details: http://www.wwfindia.org/news_facts/?9340

 

2.      Biodiversity fair in Darjeeling spreads awareness on region’s flora and fauna, attracts over 800 visitors

 

To celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity this year, WWF- India’s Khangchendzonga landscape team organised a biodiversity fair at Chowrasta in the heart of Darjeeling town on 22 and 23 May, 2015.

 

Through this entertaining and interactive two-day programme, WWF-India sought to raise awareness among the local community about the wealth of biodiversity that is found in the Sikkim- Darjeeling region. Serious civic issues affecting Darjeeling, like the burgeoning garbage problem and how it threatens the biodiversity of the region, were also discussed. The event was organised as a component of Project SERVE being implemented by WWF-India in Darjeeling and funded by tea promoters Projektwerstatt Teekampagne.

 

The fair showcased three exhibitions on Sikkim, Darjeeling and the Himalayas according to the broad habitat types of the regions – subtropical, temperate and alpine respectively. Information on the habitat and various species that inhabit these regions was conveyed through colourful posters and paintings.

 

Hornbills and pangolins formed the main display for the subtropical habitat, while for the temperate habitat section, presentations and photographs of the red panda and rhododendrons of the region attracted huge crowds. The Snow leopard and the black necked crane along with a poster array on the alpine flowers made up the alpine section.

 

Some of the most popular displays included the butterflies stall organised by students of St. Robert’s School, Darjeeling. Interactive games, art and activities sections of the fair, including the red panda mask painting and bird painting counters, the quiz and puzzle games counter were also popular, especially among the young visitors.

 

Among the critical issues showcased was the agro-biodiversity stall, put up by partner NGO DLR Prerna. The section displayed the traditional food diversity of the region, and highlighted the linkage between traditional food and culture. Visitors were made aware of the nutritional values of traditional food varieties which are being lost rapidly in the face of changing consumer preferences. The zero-waste exhibition by the Zero Waste Himalaya Group generated significant interest in Darjeeling, which is grappling with a growing garbage problem.

The Biodiversity Fair was visited by over 800 students from various schools of Darjeeling, government functionaries, tourists and the general public.

 

For More Details: http://www.wwfindia.org/about_wwf/?14141/biodiversity-fair-in-darjeeling-spreads-awareness-on-regions-flora-and-fauna-attracts-over-800-visitors

 

3.      Celebrating Wetland Wealth in Uttar Pradesh

 

 

 

 

WWF-India partnered with the Katerniaghat Foundation and Rohilkhand Nature Club to celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2015 in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. The event focused on educating and generating an interest about wetlands among local school children in the area.

 

Wetlands are productive ecosystems that play an essential role in hydrological cycles. The presence of wetlands can have an impact on storms and floods, clean water supplies, and provide food and fiber and recreational benefits. Wetlands can, however, be vulnerable to land use and developmental changes arising out of increasing population pressure.

 

Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in the country, and its wetlands are in dire need of conservation. WWF-India is working in the area to raise awareness and monitor the Ramganga River, a major wetland in the Gangetic River Basin.

 

Over 200 students from schools across the district  attended the World Wetlands Day event, from schools and colleges including the Air Force School, Rikhi Singh Inter College, Bishop Conrad, Chikar International School, and St. Xavier’s School, Bareilly. Mr. Sanjay Kumar (IAS), District Magistrate of the area was the chief guest at this year’s celebrations. Among the various activities, participants were shown presentations on wetlands and their importance in the larger scheme of water and soil conservation

 

For More Details: http://www.wwfindia.org/about_wwf/priority_species/bengal_tiger/?13221/celebrating-wetland-wealth-in-uttar-pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.      WWF-India Celebrates Global Tiger Day

 

The occasion of Global Tiger Day serves as a means to promote the issue of tiger conservation and help raise awareness amongst the general public, especially future generations. WWF/India organized several events marking the occasion across numerous conservation landscapes, on the days leading up to Global Tiger Day, as well as on the date of the occasion itself.

 

Following the workshop, an official celebration of Global Tiger Day was held on July 29 at a tourism complex at Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The occasion was attended by over 100 students from 3 nearby schools - Indian Academy, Golden Flower School & Gurukul Academy. Also in attendance at the occasion were representatives of Eco-Development Committees, media agencies, local NGOs as well as forest range officers, and other forest staff. The Chief Guest at the event was Shri Sanjay Singh, the new Field Director of the Reserve, along with Deputy Director Shri VK Singh who attended as the special guest. The day’s activities consisted of seminars and educational workshops for the students and guests in attendance on the importance of tiger conservation, as well as a showcase of methods to help promote tiger conservation in their local communities.

 

In the Satpuda Maikal Landscape (SML), Global tiger day was celebrated with several competitive activities for school children on the theme of “Tiger Conservation and Us”. The event was attended by over 120 students participating from 8 different schools and featured a drawing, debate and skit competition.

 

For More Details: http://www.wwfindia.org/about_wwf/critical_regions/sundarbans3/?11681/wwf-india-celebrates-global-tiger-day

 

5.      WWF-India comes together to celebrate wetlands on World Wetlands Day

 

 

 

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day (WWD), wetlands across WWF’s key natural landscapes were celebrated for their unmatched ecological and cultural values on Saturday, February 2, 2013, keeping in mind this year’s theme of ‘Wetlands take care of water’. This theme set by the Ramsar Convention and UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme, reflects the interdependence between water and wetlands and the key role that wetlands play. Making the link between wetlands and water is critical: without water there will be no wetlands – and without wetlands there will be no water!

 

Every year, World Wetlands Day is celebrated the world over to mark the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called Ramsar Convention, on February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. It is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. Actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits and the convention have been taken since 1997 by government agencies, NGOs, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community.

 

This year, highlighting the theme of ‘Wetlands take care of water’, a number of events and activities were organised.