There were many activities like book reading, bird watching, learning to identify various birds, learning about tigers, its habitat, characteristics, and interactive sessions with forest officers and watching a documentary on tigers.
Recently, schoolchildren from 16 institutions participated in the “Kids for Tigers” camp which aimed at conservation of tigers and learning about the tigers. This programme was organised by Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society (HYTICOS), at Andhra Pradesh Forest Academy.
Sandeep Reddy, coordinator of Kids for Tigers informs, “most of th students study environmental studies in their school and they only learn it through text books and slide shows. Kids for Tigers aims at giving them field exposure. Here they had an opportunity to interact with forest officers and field officers and took part in many activities such as trekking, nature trails and more.” The programme aimed to bring out the vital connection between the survival of the tiger and the ecological security of the Indian subcontinent.
There were many activities at the camp for the young tiger ambassadors, such as book reading, bird watching, learning to identify various birds, learning about tigers, its habitat, characteristics, and interactive sessions with forest officers and watching a documentary on tigers.
Sneha a class VIII student says, “We learnt a lot in this camp. We did bird watching and learnt how to save tigers. And grow plants on terrace”. “Now I can identify various birds through their beaks and claws,” says Sai Ram a Class X student of Defense School. He adds that he even learnt how to live in forests.
Nidhi Mehra of Std. VIII Aurobindo International School explains the importance of conserving tigers, “tigers need a large habitat.
So for conserving tigers we need to conserve their habitats. This way even the smaller animals can live in those habitats and a balance in the ecosystem can be maintained.”
Sai Ram informs that he's planning to start a nature club at his school to spread awareness about the conservation of nature and tigers. Nidhi says, “my friend and I have planned to start planting trees and also leave some grains on the terrace so that birds can feed on them.”
Participation certificate, mission to save tigers and spread awareness about the threats to tigers.
After all tiger is our National animal so it becomes our responsibility to save our National heritage and pride.