Screening of wildlife films, posters and slide shows, interactive sessions by experts, radio talks on the theme have been arranged for school and college students and the visitors during this week. Visitors can see nature and wildlife movies on the LED Screen in Science City as well as all Community Science Centres in different districts.
There are quiz papers for participants on various aspects of wildlife and its conservation issues. In addition visitors can have a guided tour in side Planet Earth Pavilion in Science City and to see the Biodiversity Gallery and to have a feel of rich biodiversity and wildlife in the state.
The broad objective of this celebration is to spread the message that “wildlife” is everywhere – in our homes, gardens and fields, not just in forests and that the wonder of nature is there at our doorstep for us to study and appreciate. Through different education and outreach program designed around teaching and connecting kids to the awesome wonders of wildlife, children can learn also about the threats to ourwildlife and know about wildlife protection laws in our country.
The state Gujarat offers a great diversity of habitats and has a lot to offer to those that love wildlife. The deep forests at Dang and the Gir give shelter to various sorts of animals, including some of the rarest species that can only be found in Gujarat, such as the Asiatic lion, the wild ass, the Indian bustard, and the four horned antelope. There are also special bird sanctuaries and an excellent maritime park.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. The wildlife week programme has a greater role to bring education and awareness about the conservation of plants, animals, and habitats and the preservation of biodiversity. GUJCOST through its Science Club students also coordinated various hands-on activities and field programmes for the awareness and conservation ofwildlife in nature.