Rare pictures of Nilgiri Tahr and Dugong Dugon on display at Bishop Heber College

The wildlife photo exhibition organised by the Nature Club of Bishop Heber College has received good response. It gives a glimpse of some of the rare photos of wild animals, birds, and marine animals.

The two-day exhibition, inaugurated by District Forest Officer N. Satheesh on Tuesday on the campus, has showcased more than 300 photos of wildlife.

The PG Environment Science Department of the college, organisers of the exhibition, have collected, and displayed a number of photos pertaining to the endangered and rare animals from the emerging wildlife photographers, and students.

The pictures of the Nilgiri tahr, which is endemic to the Nilgiri hills, and the southern portion of the Western Ghats, the Common Emerald Dove, which is a widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical Indian subcontinent, Dugong Dugon (sea cow), which is one of the largest marine species, dolphins, whales, and others have also found their place in the exhibition, which is aimed at creating awareness, and interest among the students on preserving nature and endangered animals.

“There is a need to conduct such exhibitions frequently to inform and educate the young generation on wild and marine life. It will create interest among the students to contribute something towards the preservation of nature and environment,” said A. Daisy and G. Glenny, Assistant Professors.

Explaining the importance of joining hands to protect nature, Mr. Satheesh said that Tamil Nadu had been blessed with a large number of wild and marine species. The students should know the programmes and policies of the government on protecting the endangered and rare species.

All colleges should have environment or nature clubs to encourage the students to participate in nature preserving activities. They should organise field trips to the forest areas to understand the nature and marine life.