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04 March, 2009

Blackbuck census - backstage images

Dear Nature lovers,

Below are some images that depict the way the wildlife census at Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve, Maidenahalli, Madhugiri Taluk was conducted, in February 2009.

Mr.TVN Murthy, Honorary Wildlife Warden, Tumkur District and Founder Advisor, WANC welcomed the volunteers.

Murthy explained how WANC has made a difference to the area

WANC ex-chairman and member Ameen Ahmed spoke about the Conservation Reserve, its history and current status.
 






WANC had put up hoardings and banners at various locations guiding volunteers to the area.


The conservation reserve comes in the jurisdiction of Madhugiri Subdivision as well as Range


Much of the area inside the conservation reserve has been planted and gives the look of an artificial forest. 


The expansive grasslands of this area are mostly spread across private farmlands as well as a 'Gomal' or Government common grazing lands, outside the boundaries of the conservation reserve. 

A male buck is curious to find out who is in the SUV.

Closing remarks by Mr.Harish.K, RFO, Madhugiri Range and Mr.TVN Murthy, Honorary Wildlife Warden, Tumkur District and Founder Advisor, WANC.

Participants listening in rapt attention to the closing speeches.


The dynamic RFO of Madhugiri Range Mr Harish K, distributing certificates to the census participants.


Enthusiastic WANCers (WANC members) pose for the cameras at the end of gruelling two days.

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