शनिवार, 21 फ़रवरी 2015

वनों एवं वन्यजीवों के बारे में दी गई जानकारियां

दुधवा नेशनल पार्क के समीपवर्ती ग्राम भगवंतनगर एवं कोठिया के उच्च प्राथमिक विद्यालय में उतर प्रदेश सहभागी वन प्रबंध एवं निर्धनता उन्नमूलन कार्यक्रम जायका परियोजना वन विभाग के सीईपी कार्यक्रम के अर्न्तगत समाज कल्याण एवं विकास अध्ययन केन्द्र पीलीभीत द्वारा बाल पर्यावरण जागरूकता कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया गया। जिसमें डब्ल्यूडब्लूएफ के सहायक परियोजना अधिकारी राधेश्याम भार्गव ने कहा कि हमारे चारों ओर भी जीवित घटक प्रकृति मौजूद है। जैसे पेड़- पौधे, कीट जीव- जन्तु हवा पानी सभी मिलकर पर्यावरण का निर्माण करते है। पर्यावरण के यह समस्त घटक एक दूसरे से प्रभावित होकर एक सन्तुलन में रहकर परिस्थिति तन्त्र को जन्म देते है। कोठिया जूनियर हाई स्कूल के अध्यापक संदीप अवस्थी ने बताया कि पृथ्वी पर प्रथम जीवन वनस्पति के रूप में आया, वनस्पतियों की असीमित वृद्वि के चलते अनेक जीव- जन्तु अस्तित्व में आए। इसी श्रंृखला में मानव का विकास हुआ मस्तिष्क की विशेषता के कारण कम शक्ति होने के बावजूद समय के साथ मानव ने अनेक जीव जन्तुओं को अपने जीवन में सहायक मानकर पालतू बनाया जो उनके साथ रहने लगे और आबादी से दूर वन व गैर आबाद क्षेत्र में रह गये। जिन्हे वन्यजीवों के रूप में जाने जाते है। वन्यजीयों के बीच बढ़ रहे संघर्ष को रोकने के लिए वन संरक्षण एवं सुरक्षा जरूरी हो गई है उन्होनें बच्चों से पेड़ लगाने की अपील की। इस दौरान संस्था के सह समन्वयक डीपी मिश्रा, अध्यापक शिवशंकर लाल त्रिवेदी, आर्दश अग्निहोत्री, विपिन कुमार, देवेन्द्र सिंह, प्रवीण तिवारी, जगमोहन, मुन्ना कादरी, आदि समेत तमाम अभिभावक मौजूद रहे।

मै बहुत धैर्यवान हूँ, सच बोलना और सुनना पसंद है,

सोमवार, 9 फ़रवरी 2015

India's tiger population increases by 30% in past three years; country now has 2,226 tigers

TIGERS UP - Great 30% rise in the tiger population from 2011 to 2014
It is right that we celebrate the good news, the great 30% rise in the tiger population from 2011 to 2014, on today's publication of the Government's Tiger census figures, and much of the credit must go to the sterling work of the protection staff,
 who daily battle the forces of doom,
destruction, apathy and corruption.
Karnataka, with part of the great Western Ghats and its famous Bandipur and Nagarhole tiger reserves has
 the highest number of tigers at 408 tigers followed by 340 in Uttarakhand, where Corbett Tiger reserve protects the great majority,
 then 308 in Madhya Pradesh with its six tiger reserves including Bandhavgarh and Kanha, followed by 229 in Tamil Nadu,
190 in parks like Tadoba and Pench in Maharashtra,
167 in Kaziranga and Manas in Assam, 136 in the Kerala and
117 in Uttar Pradesh.
There is also a little loved and largely unrecognised industry that can take some justifiable pride in these figures too, (particularly as it was only two years ago it was being accused of killing tigers and being banned from parks!). Large population increases have been seen in parks with corresponding large visitor numbers. It's no coincidence.
Today, as these figures conclusively prove, nature tourism providing the invaluable economic imperative, the myriad of local jobs, and the millions of passionate advocates for the parks that still harbour the greatest densities of tigers in India.
There is a rapidly expanding market for nature travellers, each willing to pay to see their wild heritage, be it wild tigers, herds of elephant or unspoilt beaches where Olive Ridley turtles can nest. The market is growing at up to 25% per annum in parts of India, with over three millions people a year partaking. A TOFTigers' study in 2010 concluded that a single tiger in a well visited reserve is now worth an estimated US$750,000 per year in tourism revenues. When it only costs a few thousand dollars a year to preserve a tiger in the wild, this huge rate of return - the ROI in economist's jargon - is a figure no Government can ignore.
We know nature tourism can create the economic value that today's forests need to survive the politicians' red pen. Its revenues today supplement compensation for livestock killed, its mere presence ensures less poaching and wood extraction, and its jobs and opportunities give hope to some of India's most marginalised communities, for centuries buffeted by wildlife conflict, and new opportunity to benefit from its historic respect for forests and wildlife. The value of this industry also counters economic arguments to allow exploitative industries like forestry, agriculture or mining from gaining access to wild lands. You only have to look at the boon in tigers in Ranthambhore's southern sanctuary by shifting a few grazers from being livestock herders to becoming better paid guides to camera-toting visitors, to realise just how easily wild habitats can recover from over grazing and degradation.
Most worrying - as the global aim is to double the numbers of tigers in the wild by the next year of the Tiger in 2022 - is the rapid depletion of the many thousands of square kilometres of India's once vast yet unprotected forest tracts every year. There will simply be no livable space to meet this objective anymore, when all the best protected parks are full - as many are!
Wildlife tourism in India is by no stretch of the imagination perfect. Park Directors would rather close it down. Park visitors are treated like cattle. Nature education is often non-existent. Tourism development is unplanned and poorly executed. Yet in many well-known parks like Ranthambhore in Rajasthan, and Bandhavgarh and Kanha in Madhya Pradesh, visitors' park fees are already doubling or tripling the budgets that park managers have to protect their park and support their neighbouring communities. It's still far too few parks and it's still too unevenly spread - but it shows us the power of the future to transform tiger bearing landscapes - if only the authorities would provide a better roadmap to sustainability.
Nature tourism is, nevertheless, already providing the much needed bonding - the very glue - that makes long term forest conservation possible and economically viable, against a deafening crescendo of calls for nature's destruction, to be replaced by concrete development, fences, farms and dams. Global research today shows that over 75% of all visitors want more responsible holidays and 93% of nature travellers say travel companies should be committed to preserving natural heritage, so demand is not the issue - only supply!
Yes, tigers cannot survive without their protection staff, good management and large enough natural landscapes, but they will not thrive and expand without nature tourism's invaluable economics, its visitors' 'hearts on their sleeve' consciences, and communities willing to fight for living wildlife, because large carnivores are worth more to them alive than dead.

मै बहुत धैर्यवान हूँ, सच बोलना और सुनना पसंद है,

गुरुवार, 22 जनवरी 2015


Best time to take the tour planned by us.

The best time to visit  is between November to May.
The parks remains open to public from November to June, though the months of May and June are a little too hot for comfort. While visiting the Park during winter you must remember to take woolen clothes as it can get pretty chilly, 
particularly between December to February. 
Best Time to Visit October to April.
मै बहुत धैर्यवान हूँ, सच बोलना और सुनना पसंद है,

मंगलवार, 20 जनवरी 2015



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        We, living at Palia (Kheri) , the last railway station and nearest  to DUDHWA ,  know how best can a guest be entertained in Dudhwa National Park with Casino in Nepal and having a glimpse of Tharu Tribal Culture in the Tarai region of Indo-Nepal. 
We have a blend of Wild Safaris & Casino Entertainment in our folder which is nowhere found in India. 
So Enjoy your holidays with Nature in the Tarai Belt of Indo-Nepal , 
Gaming with Casino & educate yourself with 
Tribal Culture of THARUS said to be the 
vanshaj of Shivaji Mahraj.
How to Get There
Air : Lucknow is the most convenient airport. Airlines operate a number of flights to Lucknow from major cities across the country and then you can have a taxi & reach Palia-Dudhwa in 210 minutes from Lucknow.

Rail : The nearest railheads are Dudhwa (4 kms), Palia (10 kms), all NER. However the most convenient way would be to travel to Lucknow or Bareilly and hit the road or take a train to any of the nearer stations from there like Mailani (37 Kms.) and then hit the road.
Road : The State Roadways buses and private bus services link PALIA to Lakhimpur Kheri, Shahjahanpur, Bareilly, Lucknow,Kanpur Agra,Mathura and Delhi. Buses are frequent between Palia and Dudhwa.  To travel by road from Delhi, take the NH24 to Bareilly via Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Rampur . A state highway from there will take you to Dudhwa via Pilibhit, puranpur, Khutar, Mailani, Bhira and Palia.
Distances from Major CitiesLucknow : 182 km, Bareilly: 165 Kms, Shahjahanpur : 18 Kms., 
Delhi : 410 km

Best time to visit Dudhwa National Park

The best time to visit Dudhwa National Park is between November and May. The park remains open to public from November to June, 
though the months of May and June are a little too hot for comfort. While visiting the Park during winter you 
must remember to take woolen clothes as it can get pretty chilly, particularly between
 December to February. Best Time to Visit :October to April7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.   

have never been so easy and comfortable. The homes of Wild Tigers, Rhinos, Elephants, Deers , Antilopes and many more in 
Lush Green Towering Forests of Saal Trees, Watching thousands of migratory birds in the lakes deep inside the 
jungle gives the utmost pleasure of being with the nature.  A view that gives the utmost satisfaction and 
freshness of pure natural fresh air delights deep inside of a human being.

Wildlife in Dudhwa National Park

The Dudhwa National Park is spread over 490sq km along with a buffer area of over 100 Sq km. Besides massive grassland and swamps, Dudhwa National Park is home to one of the finest Sal (Shorea robusta) forests in India. Some of these trees are more than 
150 years old and over 70 feet tall. In 1976, the park had a population of 50 tigers, 41 elephants and 76 bears apart from
 five species of deer, more than 400 species of birds, crocodiles and some other species of mammals and reptiles.

Dudwa National Park is a stronghold of the barasingha/ swamp deer, which can be spotted in herds of hundreds. India is the only country where this species of deer is found. It is interesting to note that around half of the total Barasinghas on the Earth are present in 
Dudhwa National Park. Smaller than the sambar, the barasinghas have 12 antlers that collectively measure up to 100 cm. 
A full-grown stag can weigh as much as 180 kg and measure 135cm. The coat of the animal is slightly woolly, 
dark brown to pale yellow, adapted perfectly to camouflage in the tall grasses of the area.

During the winter season the swamps of Dudhwa echo with the frequent wallowing of rutting stags. This is also the time for mock fights that entail stiff postures and shrill calls rather than the actual locking of the horns. With the onset of spring the herd gets ready to welcome the newborn fawns. With the passage of winter the Barasinghas shed the woolly coats. During this point of

 time the fights amongst the male Barasinghas are minimal. 
Besides the abovementioned animals, the avian life at dudhwa is a delight for avid bird watcher. The marshland of Dudhwa National Park is home to around 400 species of resident and migratory birds that include the swamp partridge, Bengal florican, great slaty 

Woodpecker, plenty of painted storks, owls, barbets, woodpeckers, sarus cranes, minivets, etc.It is also to be noted that 
much of Dudhwa’s avian fauna is aquatic in nature and found around the lakes. 

Safaris in Dudhwa National Park
You can hire Jeeps and mini buses to move around inside the Dudhwa National Park. Besides the Jeeps and mini buses you can also enjoy Elephant rides through tours. Usually the mahouts / Elephant drivers double up as guides.
 However our tour programmes include the cost of the safaris.

मै बहुत धैर्यवान हूँ, सच बोलना और सुनना पसंद है,

मंगलवार, 2 दिसंबर 2014

Tiger census starts at Shuklaphanta

The census of Bengal tigers has begun in the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve through camera trapping technology on Thursday. The administration of the popular wildlife reserve, which is spread over an area of 3,500 sq km, stated that they will be counting the tigers at the reserve using the technology for a period of one month.
Stating that the counting of the elusive big cats will be conducted in two phases spanning 15 days each, Bed Kumar Dhakal, chief conservation officer at the Reserve said that unlike previous years when the programme was conducted at conserved areas nationwide, the programme will be conducted only in the wildlife reserves and national parks with low tiger count this year. Dhakal further informed that the programme will also be conducted in Parsa Wildlife Reserve and Banke National Park. The programme is being conducted with active participation of the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), Reserve officials and Nepal Army personnel deployed for the security of the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.
According to Dhakal, the programme is conducted every year at conserved areas with low tiger population to keep track of the elusive big cats. During the tiger counting and monitoring conducted at the reserve last year, 11-17 adult striped tigers were spotted.  There were 27 stripped tigers at the reserve during the first tiger counting and monitoring conducted about one and a half decades ago. However, the number had been decreasing ever since, falling down to an average of 6-8 coming into the year 2008. An increase in their number had only been witnessed after 2011 when 10 tigers were found, which gradually increased to 17 last year.
Meanwhile, Hemant Yadav, coordinator of NTNC, Kanchanpur programme said that training classes for participants in the tiger census had been started since last Sunday.
“A 22 member team will count the tigers with the help of 46 automated cameras,” Yadav said, adding that camera trapping was the most effective and reliable
technology to keep a tab on tiger population in a given area.
The population of these majestic creatures—which is estimated to be around 3200—has been decreasing by the year in all tiger habitats across the world. Hence, the Tiger Range Countries (TRC)  have started conservation programmes to double the number of tigers left in the wild by 2022.
According to the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation, the number of striped tigers stood at 176 within various conserved areas in Nepal until last year.

Rhino collared in Khata corridor 
 A sub-adult female rhino was fitted with a satellite collar on Thursday and released into wild in Khata corridor that connects Bardiya National Park in Nepal with Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Data retrieved from the satellite collar will provide key insights to habitat use and movement patterns of rhinos along the corridor. The collaring initiative was led by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation(DoNPWC) and Department of Forests with the support of WWF Nepal, National Trust for Nature Conservation, and local communities. “This is the first time that we have selected a corridor as a collaring site for rhinos,” said to Tika Ram Adhikary, director general of the DoNPWC.
“The corridors serve an important contiguous function in the Terai Arc Landscape and with the help of this study we hope to gain from useful insights in conservation that will benefit wildlife and people on both sides of the trans-boundary landscape.”

मै बहुत धैर्यवान हूँ, सच बोलना और सुनना पसंद है,

रविवार, 26 अक्तूबर 2014

डेली न्यूज़ एक्टिविस्ट लखनऊ में प्रकाशित लेख....26.10.2014

डेली न्यूज़ एक्टिविस्ट लखनऊ में प्रकाशित लेख
 मै बहुत धैर्यवान हूँ, सच बोलना और सुनना पसंद है,

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