Mumbaiites can now learn more about wildlife conservation. Tiger Watch, a Ranthambore-based NGO, is organising Whiskers, a two-day seminar on wildlife conservation at the Mahim Nature Park on March 27 and 28.
The event, aimed at raising awareness about the conservation of the country’s diverse wildlife, will include interactive sessions with various wildlife experts along with film screenings. The NGO will also put up handicrafts and photographs for sale, the proceeds of which will go towards rehabilitating the Moghiya tribe, which is notorious for poaching in Ranthambore.
“When Indians want to go on wildlife excursions, they think of places like Africa or South America. They don’t realise that their own country has such diverse wildlife, which needs to be conserved. We are trying to change that,” said Saloni Bhatia, one of the organisers of the event.
The organisation also aims to directly involve people from the city in wildlife conservation activities. “People want to help save wild animals but they don’t know how or where to do it. We aim to establish a network of such individuals to create a resource pool for this cause,” said Sachin Rai, wildlife photographer and joint secretary of Tiger Watch.