Workshop on field herpetology and wildlife ecology by NAJA India
22, 23, 24 March 2019
At The Jungle Camp, Aswali (north of Mumbai)
This field workshop is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers who want to learn wildlife conservation science. This workshop is open for all, you only require enthusiasm for wilderness and the outdoors!
You will gain first-hand experience of studying wildlife, their behaviors, their habitats, and threats. There will be special focus on herpetology. Activities will include forest exploration, wildlife watching, surveys, scientific data collection, nature photography, interactive discussions, and having a lot of fun.
The workshop will be held in the wet evergreen montane forests of Bahrod mountain range in Dahanu of Thane district. We will explore various ecological niches of the forest by trekking on several trails, during day and night. The forest is home to over 150 species of birds, over 15 species of mammals, over 35 species of herps, and many invertebrates. We will stay in The Jungle Farm – a responsible nature-based campsite with all necessities, adjoining a beautiful montane forest. Accommodation will be on shared basis in tents and treetop dormitories! The Jungle Camp is situated in Aswali (around 135kms. from both Mumbai & Surat). Aswali is in north of Mumbai – well connected via Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. The nearest railway station is Gholvad railway station which has several trains coming daily from Gujarat and Mumbai.
We will organize pickup and drop for participants from Gholvad railway station.
For further information and booking your seat, please get in touch with us:
Soham Mukherjee – herpetologist and wildlife biologist (member, IUCN SSC Viper Specialist Group & Crocodile Specialist Group) will run the workshop.
Workshop fee is Rs.9500.00 (rupees nine thousand five hundred only). This is inclusive of stay, food, resource person fee, field guide fee, and pick-up from and drop to Gholvad railway station. If you need help, we can help you organize your travel from your place.
1. Make the payment (Rs.9500) via bank transfer, or cash deposit.
Please send us an email on Naja.firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp on +91-9909906618 for bank account details.
Please send us the transaction details after you make the payment and we will send you the confirmation along with a registration form. You will need to send us the filled form (scan/photo) or bring the hard copy along with you when you come for the workshop. We will also send you a list of things to carry/bring for the workshop. We will create a WhatsApp group a few days before the workshop to coordinate travel and other details.
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