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Green Hiker at Nature Guide Training in Chunakhan



Posted on 01 July 2012  | 
From June 2-30, 2012, the Ecotourism Wing of the Forest Department, Uttarakhand organised the third of its series of one-month long Nature Guide Training Courses at the Centre for Ecotourism and Sustainable Livelihoods at Chunakhan, Uttarakhand. There were 31 participants in the training programme, including nature guides from Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Gangotri National Park, Govind Pashu Vihar, Bhageshwar and Almora Forest Division. They were trained in identifying the wildlife species of Uttarakhand and understanding conservation issues.

At the concluding session, Dr. Jatinder Kaur, Coordinator, WWF-India Dehradun Programme Office made a presentation on the Green Hiker campaign, which has been running for three years, aimed at raising awareness about the fragility of the Himalayan ecosystem and encouraging responsible tourism practises. This was followed by the screening of the Green Hiker film.

In addition, Dr. KD Kandpal and Mr. Bilai from the WWF-India Kaladhungi Office also spoke on the varying topics covered during the course.

In the closing ceremony, in addition to receiving certificates from the Ecotourism Wing, the first three winners during the one-month course were awarded a copy each of ‘Wings of the Night: All you want to know about bats’, a WWF-India publication. Other WWF resource material was also distributed amongst the participants.
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