ECG to conduct nature camp at Thekkady Tiger Reserve

September 24, 2014 11:47 am | Updated 11:47 am IST - COIMBATORE

A nature camp to create awareness about the importance of forests and wildlife will be held at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady by the Environment Conservation Group (ECG), Coimbatore and Periyar Foundation, which runs the reserve, on September 27 and 28.

According to a press release, the camp is being held to mark Green Consumer’s Day and World Wildlife Week. The camp activities will include bird watching, nature walk and lectures by experts on wildlife and conservation.

R. Mohammed Saleem, President of ECG, said that Periyar Tiger Reserve had a rich biodiversity and was spread across 925 sq.kms. It had two rivers passing through it - the Periyar and Pamba - and was home to more than 320 species of birds including Great Pied Hornbill, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, white breasted laughing thrush, black and orange flycatcher and forest eagle owl.

Periyar Tiger Reserve also boasted of over 60 species of mammals including tigers, elephants, barking deer, otter, sambar deer, Nilgiri langur and gaur.

Interested persons can contact R. Mohammed Saleem, ECG President, mobile no: 9787878910 or Mr. Parthiban, mobile no: 9843409000.

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