The Pollachi Division of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) is planning to organise more nature workshops and field trips following the success of the ongoing Hornbill festival.
The Pollachi Division of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) has dedicated the month of November to hornbills. In a unique move, the ATR administration has come up with a hornbill festival to highlight the importance of hornbills and educate people on the need to protect and conserve them.
During the month-long festival, those who wish to know about hornbills also get a chance to visit their habitats in the presence of experts and Forest Department staff. The workshop-cum-field trip on hornbills held on November 13 and 20 saw the participation of the maximum number of persons permitted per session, officials said.
The administration is getting booking calls for the next session to be held on November 27. ATR Field Director S. Ramasubramanian said that the Forest Department received a great response from nature enthusiasts and students for the two sessions.
“We are planning to continue this programme,” he said. Under the supervision of Deputy Field Director (Pollachi) M.G. Ganesan, the programme is organised by a team headed by the Assistant Conservator of Forests S. Selvam.
Mr Selvam said that the tiger reserve administration was planning for a primate festival and a landscape festival next. Under the primate festival, the Department will arrange workshop-cum-field trips on lion-tailed macaque and other primate species.
A total of 20 persons who make bookings will be allowed per session. The one-day session charged at ₹ 500 includes visits to the history museum, butterfly garden, orchidarium, habitats of key species, workshop at the Advanced Wildlife Management Training Centre at Attakatti and interactions with experts.
Those who wish to visit the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, contact at firstname.lastname@example.org, 94425 47654, 75984-99420, 98425 95826.
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