A grassroots movement to get children and youth interested in wildlife conservation is set to be pioneered in government schools and eventually colleges in the Nilgiris.
With funds from the Special Area Development Programme (SADP), two “incubation centres,” also to be called as “nature discovery centres” are to be set up in two government schools in the district soon. The centres will have information about four cornerstone wildlife species – the Asian elephant, the tiger, gaur and the Nilgiri tahr.
The idea to set up the “incubation centres” came about during an interaction between the district administration, the forest department and the SADP, said Ms. Supriya Sahu, Monitoring Officer for the Nilgiris and Principal Secretary to the Tamil Nadu government.
This article was published by The Hindu on Februari 16, 2021.