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Gyps Carnival - Jan 2015

For the first time in Asia – Carnival with focus on conservation art (scientific art) to promote vulture conservation was conducted at Vel’s Vidyashram, Pallavaram, Chennai on 3rd and 4th January, 2015.

Carnival Objectives:

  1. To support Vulture Safe Zone in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
  2. To create a better understanding of vultures in a fun manner.
  3. To encourage students to learn from nature and spur their scientific attitude and enrol them as pals of vulture.
  4. To encourage teachers to take up nature-based pedagogy.
  5. To build public opinion against the use of Diclofenac.

Carnival had various stalls on

  1. Science of Vulture
  2. Vulture in Culture
  3. Art in Vulture
  4. Global Scenario in Conservation
  5. Games

School children participated in various events and learned about importance of forests, wildlife and need to save vultures.

This carnival was conducted by Pencilsrock for Arulagam and supported by Madras Naturalists’ Society, WWF, Vels Vidyashram and Serve 360.


Quotes - Wildlife

John SeidenstickerThe tiger (Panthera tigris Linnaeus, 1758) is a member of that small group of animals that have nearly universal instant recognition and enormous public appeal and empathy, the charismatic megafauna. The tiger was declared endangered in 1969, yet in this “Year of the Tiger: 2010–2011,” it is distressing to witness that wild tigers are still being annihilated.

Dr. John Seidensticker
Smithsonian's National Zoological Park