Posts Tagged ‘Wildlife in Western Ghats’

Coimbatore Photo Exhibition on Western Ghats

The Western Ghats is an area of rich biodiversity, and several projects and ecological ventures are part of it. Recently, a photography exhibition portraying its biodiversity was inaugurated in Coimbatore. It is organised by an NGO called Siruthuli, as part of the World Wildlife Week celebrations. About 50 photos, all clicked by eminent wildlife and nature photographers, are targeted at the youth on topics such as conservation and preservation of environment.

The exhibition which was inaugurated by S Balaji, additional principal chief conservator of forests and director of Tamil Nadu Forest Academy, shows off many endemic species of animals, birds and plants.

Wildlife Week in Thekkady

October 2nd to 8th is observed as Wildlife Week in India, and this year it is the 57th such one. Wildlife-rich areas such as Periyar, Munnar, Wayanad and other forest divisions of the Western Ghats celebrate this with many programmes and functions. Thekkady, the gateway to Periyar Reserve, has planned no less. The whole week will be alive in this town. forest and environment protection yatra, exhibition of documentaries and poster-writing competitions, music and dance contests, arts and cultural events, drawing and colouring competitions, quizzes and elocutions are being held as part of the official celebrations. Read the rest of this entry »

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