Attention wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts! HyTiCoS and WCS India invite applicants for Line Transect Surveys in the Nallamalla forests! Here’s an opportunity to explore the wilderness, while contributing to wildlife research in the landscape. To register, go to https://goo.gl/forms/63hvrK19lZBUcoeI2 or scan the code in the poster.
A forest where you can see wonders like Malabar pied hornbills swooshing, a shy pair of Malabar trogons, a herd of gaurs mulching on post-monsoon grasses on a high-altitude shola landscape and there are tribal hamlets which need a day’s walk in treacherous terrain to access them.
Stream inside the park
You might be thinking you are in Western Ghats or some remote Vietnam rainforest, but it is a paradise known as Papikonda landscape which lies on border of Andhra and Odisha.
These semi-evergreen and moist-deciduous forest give a refuge to wealth of diverse biodiversity.
Splendid Teak Trees
From mouse deer which is world’s smallest deer to gaur which is world’s largest wild bovine, from rusty spotted cat which is world’s smallest cat to the majestic Bengal tiger.
Text & Photos by Santosh Edupuganti
HyTiCoS and Telangana Forest Department Invite Citizens to count Tigers!!
Starting Jan 21st, 2018
Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society in association with
Telangana Forest Department have launched a “citizen volunteers” program to count the Tigers in Telangana forests.
“Conducted once in 4 years the “All India Tiger Estimation” is part of the National Tiger Conservation and Wildlife Institute of India’s national exercise.”
Hyticos being appointed as partners with Telangana forest department will be supporting in this prestigious monitoring programme
This survey will help estimate and protect our “umbrella species” the Tiger, its prey base of herbivores and their forest habitats. These “natural” Forests will in turn keep feeding our rivers, absorbing oxygen, storing carbon, prevent floods and erosion and countless other free services without which we will not survive.
LEVEL 1- All India Tiger Estimation (Telangana) – Jan 22nd – 29th 2018 (minimum of 8 days)
Volunteers will help survey Tigers, other carnivores, herbivores and condition of forests through “Sign surveys” and “Line Transect Surveys” in forests of Telangana.
LEVEL 2- Long Term Wildlife Research – Feb 1st– May 30th 2018 ( Phase IV of Tiger Monitoring, minimum of 2 weeks )
Volunteers will help count Tigers by setting up camera traps, and counting Tiger prey species through “Line Transect Surveys” in Tiger Reserves in Telangana.
Submit applications online at https://goo.gl/ZhRpi1
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To Enroll Yourself Fill The Form NOW!!! (Limited Vacancies)
Volunteers are expected to
- Carry their own torch lights, Binoculars, caps, sleeping bags, medicines etc
- Should be prepared to walk for long treks (5-10 kms) in evenings and mornings. It can sometimes also be camping in a suitable place.
- They should sign an indemnity bond and go through a screening process.