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COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT—Brief

INTERNATIONAL COURSE IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (CBWM)

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Satpuda Foundation (India), Aaranyak Assam, SGB Amravati University, Amravati, the Wildlife Department of Maharashtra and Nature Conservation Society, Amravati (NCSA) will hold a three-week course in Amravati, India 10th November 2024—November 29, 2024.  An important objective of this program is to train wildlife biologists, resource managers and environmental educators in the conservation of biological diversity.

The CBWM courses include an orientation to introduce the participants to various biodiversity conservation and sustainable development issues. They are also trained in scientific reporting, proposal writing and the use of various field equipment and computer software that are important for data collection and management. The orientation is followed by a series of classroom lectures, seminars and workshops on several topics including biodiversity inventory and monitoring, conservation biology, protected areas management, wildlife management and animal ecology and behavior. The participants after learning this background will be asked to conduct research projects, either alone or in small groups, and gain hands-on experience in using various techniques and collecting data.

Subsequent classroom sessions train participants in statistical methods of analyzing their data and interpreting the results for decision-making purposes. Ultimately, the participants use their training in scientific reporting to develop project reports with the assistance of the course instructors. Thus, the participants are guided through all stages of conducting a field project and trained at every stage of their research experience.  

SGB Amravati University will host the course with field assignments in two Project Tiger reserves in central India.  For more information, email to satpuda2001@gmail.com, conservation@bnhs.org.

To know more, visit : https://www.bnhs.org/news_listing


 


 

Poster making contest celebrating International Day for Biological Diversity 2023

Announcement | We are pleased to announce the results of the poster making contest. The winners are – R. Amitha Shree, Jahnabi Bora, Ayanika Talukdar and Thevar Archana Kannan. The posters are evaluated by Aaranyak’s officials who are well versed in the topic – Dr Alolika Sinha, Ivy Farheen Hussain, and Chinmoy Swargiary.
 

International Day for Biological Diversity is a crucial occasion that reminds us of the incredible richness and variety of life on our planet. Celebrated on May 22nd each year, it serves as a global call to action to protect and conserve the extraordinary diversity of plants, animals, and ecosystems. Biodiversity is vital for the health of our planet and the well-being of humanity. It provides us with clean air, water, food, and numerous medicinal resources. However, human activities such as deforestation, pollution, and habitat destruction pose significant threats to biodiversity. On this day, let us recommit ourselves to preserving biodiversity, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering a harmonious coexistence with the natural world.

To celebrate the day, participate in our exciting poster making contest to show off your creativity. Interested individuals between 18 to 30 years of age can participate. Participants will be awarded with eCertificates and the top three posters will be featured on our social media and in various publications with credit.

Theme of contest – From Agreement to Action : Build Back Biodiversity

Send your entry in digital format (image file) at <pr@aaranyak.org> by May 20, 2023. Participants can send one entry each. The event is open to participants from India.

Aaranyak is pleased to announce the three-day customized training on “Supervised Image Classification Using Model Builder” on 26, 27 and 28 September, 2022. Please check the brochure below for detailed information.

The Geo-Spatial Technology & Application Division (GTAD), Aaranyak is taking the first batch of year 2022 for the One month personalized participative online certificate course on Basics of Remote Sensing & GIS using Open Source software. The course is intended for one-to-one training mode with step-by-step practical demonstrations, interactions & doubt clearance. Certificates will be issued to the participants after successful completion of the course. For Class hours and Fee related information about the course please write to the e-mail id – gtad@aaranyak.org.

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, 2022 on 2nd February, Aaranyak hosted an essay competition for young students to encourage them to become familiar with local wetlands, their current status, local issues, and conservation measures as well as sustainable solutions.

We are very pleased to announce the results, after receiving an encouraging number of participants and with successful evaluation by an expert panel. For more information, please refer to the poster-

We are glad to announce the result of the first round of the competition on ‘Documentation of Degraded Rivers of Assam’ which was organised by the WATCH division of Aaranyak. A total of 87 abstracts were received from across the state. Of which, 20 groups have been selected for the documentation. Detail information and guidelines for the documentation will be intimated to the selected groups through email very soon. 

The Geo-Spatial Technology & Application Division, Aaranyak is opening a One month personalized participative online certificate course on basics of Remote Sensing & GIS using open sources. The course is intended for one-to-one training mode with step-by-step practical demonstrations, interactions & doubt clearance. Certificates will be issued to the participants after successful completion of the course. For more information about the course please write to the e-mail id in the e-brochure.

We are organising a competitive programme on “Documenting Degraded Rivers of Assam” for creating knowledgebase and exploring options for sustainable rejuvenation and management. Please find details in the following link  below:

https://aaranyak.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/ToR_River_Documentation_Competition.doc

Aaranyak has announced the dates for its exciting programme “Winter Camp cum Field Training on Nature Studies and Conservation”. This year, the 3 days residential programme will be conducted during 8th to 10th March, 2021 in the Nameri Baligara Camp situated at Potasali, Chariduar, Sonitpur District near Nameri National Park and its fringe areas and forest villages.
Join us and rejuvenate your spirit in the lap of nature while exploring and learning different field activities amidst the spectacular natural view of Nameri National Park which is home to various notable birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes, butterflies etc. It will be a package of learning and fun for the members of Aaranyak. The programme can accommodate 30 participants (including both male and female). Interested members may contact at 8638701236 for registration on or before 25th February,2021. Service is based on first come first served basis. We will follow all respective protocols and safety measures related to Covid 19 during the programme.

Aaranyak brings you this on world environment day.

Ten reasons why humans should conserve nature

The Environment Education and Capacity Building Division of Aaranyak is calling for short films/videos and articles on nature-based survival strategies of people.

Please note that this is not a competition. As such, no cash/in-kind prizes will be provided. The participants will receive certificate of appreciation. The best materials  will be selected and published in our social media outlets.

Aaranyak calls for an essay competition among school students across Assam. Please check the posters for more details-

During this global crisis with the outbreak of COVID-19, we hope for your good health and safety.
Stay at home, Stay informed, Stay safe. Please find the pdf below on how to deal with the crisis.

https://aaranyak.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Covid-19-Aaranyak_JKP_FINAL1-2.pdf

In view of the present situation that has occurred throughout the world for COVID-19, the management of Aaranyak has decided to restrict visitors from outside to ensure the health and safety of its employees for next two weeks with effect from 21st March, 2020. No visitors (foreign and Indian National) shall be entertained at the office complexes of Aaranyak until situation improves.  If required, please feel free to communicate with us at info@aaranyak.org and we will revert back.

Hope for your kind cooperation.

Thank you

Aaranyak Management

Invited proposal for Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) of Computer & accessories solution                                                                    

Aaranyak, a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization working for biodiversity conservation invites proposal from reputed agency/firm for Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) of Computer & accessories solution. The party must have an IT expert who will visit our organization regularly for solving the issues relating to Email, Dropbox, Google drive etc .

Last Date: 26th April 2020.

Send proposal to: applications.aaranyak@gmail.com 

2nd Short Term Professional Training on Population Monitoring Techniques for Terrestrial Mammals Using Camera Traps

For more details please click here

https://aaranyak.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/2nd-Short-Term-Professional-Training-on-Camera-Trapping_NEW.pdf

In dialogue: Nature, Heritage & NE India- an interactive talk series

In dialogue: Nature, Heritage & NE India- an initiative of Aaranyak and Directorate of Museums, Government of Assam. The purpose of this programme is conserving the natural heritage of Northeast India through sensitizing public and inculcating research as well as conservation interest among different stakeholders of this region.

We are organising an interaction from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on 28th January 2020. Noted herpetologists Dr. Saibal Sengupta and Dr. Jayanta Kumar Roy will be the resource persons. Amphibians will be our focus for this programme. The diversity, conservation policy, research potentiality of amphibians of Northeast India shall be talked about at length.

Interested people may send an email at eecbd.aaranyak@gmail.com or whatsapp at 098643-20915 / 075760-29280 on or before 27th January 2020 as seats are limited. The programme is free of cost to attend.

Opportunity for our Members

Aaranyak announces its “Winter Camp cum Field Training on Nature Studies and Conservation”. We are organizing this programme for our members from 15-17 February 2020 at the Maibong Resort, Burha Mayong, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

The purpose of organinsing this camp is capacity building and giving exposure to the members of Aaranyak. We encourage our members to participate in the event. Please hurry-up. We have limited seats!

Please contact Mr. Pranab Goswami, Organising Officer, Aaranyak at 9435206466 or at pranab.aaranyak@gmail.com for further details.

PHOTNTEST ALERT: An exciting opportunity to showcase your photography

 http://photo.icimod.org/ 

The 25th training on “Application of Remote Sensing, GIS & GPS in various fields’

Dates of training:  20th January to 25th January 2020

Last date for from submission: 14th Dec 2019

Send the fiiledup application form to gtadaaranyak@gmail.com

10th Annual Field Course in Conservation Biology & Global Health