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A unique program of interaction with Mr. Prakash Thosre was organized on 4th Sept 2020 wherein Mr. Thosre narrated with some very interesting experiences he had with many interesting animals and Birds during his tenure as a Forest Officer. The session was well appreciated and attended by good number of people

On the occasion of World Mangrove Day, we had organized a slideshow on Mangroves by CCF RET- Dr. Vasudevan. He threw light of the importance of Mangroves and their ecological importance. It also threw light on the issues faced by Mangroves

Dr. Shirikant Karlekar gave a talk on Natural Lakes and introduced the participants to various Lakes and their studies and also their importance

Dr. Anindita Bhadra is a behavioural biologist, working on the behavioural ecology and cognition of free-ranging dogs in India. While pet dogs are studied extensively and compared with wolves in order to understand the evolution of the dog-human relationship, free-ranging dogs in India provide the perfect model system for studying them in nature, and building an understanding of the intrinsic nature of dogs. Using the free-ranging dogs, Anindita tries to understand the evolution of the dog-human relationship. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, and the Associate Dean of International Relations and Outreach at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India. She is enthusiastic about science education, communication, outreach and policy. She was involved in the founding of the Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS), where she served as the founding Chairperson (2015-18). She is currently serving as a Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy. Anindita is a mother of two and an active thespian.

She spoke on some of her findings that reveal their family lives and their abilities to adapt to living among humans. It was a great session

Dr. K.V. Gururaja, introduced the viewers on the rich diversity of the amphibians. He also stressed on the importance of the Amphibians and their ecological role. Received a great response

On the occasion of International Day, a special interactive session was organized with Dr. Raghu Chundawat- renowned Tiger Biologist. Mr. Nachiket Utpat conducted the interview and Miss Harshada Abhyankar introduced the moderated this session.

 

On the occasion of International Day, a video of Interaction with world renowned Tiger Biologist Dr. Ullas Karanth was released on Facebook as well as Instagram and was also circulated on Watsapp. The video was widely appreciated

We at Nature Walk recently took a Webinar on Marine Life by Dr. Deepak Apte-Director BNHS. He gave an insight of the rich marine diversity and the current status of the same. He also spoke about the various threats to the marine Eco-system

As a part of webinar series, we had organized a talk on Butterflies of India by Mr. Issac Kehimkar. He introduced us to the rich diversity of butterflies seen in various parts of India. It got a overwhelming response.

On the last sunday 28th June, we had organized a session to Green Career Prospects. We had Pallavi Dadhe, Neha Joshi-Natu, Swaroop Patankar, Saniya Kirloskar and Ashwini Warudkar on the Panel. Miss Harshada Abhyankar and Miss Smruti Paranjape conducted this session.

A webinar organized on 21st received a great response. Nutan Karnik, threw light on the interesting world of Ants.

We at Nature Walk had organized an interaction and slideshow of world renowned Wildlife Photographer Mr. Rajesh Bedi on Journey of 5 decades with Gentle Giants. It was great treat for the participants and also session fully loaded with immense knowledge. The webinar received an over whelming response

Nature Walk Team

As a part of our webinar series, this was the second session conducted on zoom dated 31st May 2020 wherein renowned Wildlife Photographer Mr. Mohan Thomas presented his work and also shared his experiences. The webinar concluded  with Q & A session. It received a very good response

Chief Wildlife Warden Mr. Nitin Kakodkar

Today, our Trust website www.naturewalktrust.org was launched at the hands of Mr. Nitin Kakodkar –the chief wildlife warden of Maharashtra. It was graced by Dr. Rajesh Gopal , Secretary General –Global Tiger Forum, Mr. Sunil Limaye APCCF WL West, Mr. Rajesh Bedi –Renowned Wildlife Photographer and Mr. Kedar Bhat –Avid photographer & Sony Artisan and also designer of our website. Film maker Mr. Nalla Muthu and Wildlife Photographer Mr. Mohan Thomas also graced this launch.  Due to some issues we were not able to stream it live, but are putting the entire video for your perusal. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. In case of any queries, please send email on naturewalkoffice@gmail.com . Trustees & Members of Nature Walk Mr. C.B. Shirole, Mr. Pushkar Chaubal, Mrs. Deepti Khare, Mr. Sudhir Alekar  & Leena Alekar were also present. A special thanks to Mr. Sudhir Alekar for helping with the content for the website. A vote of thanks for extended by our team member Miss Harshada Abhyankar.  Please watch this video completely.
Anuj Khare
Trustee Nature Walk Charitable Trust

 

 

We recently conducted an online webinar on Wildlife Story Telling and received a overwhelming response. Within 1 min all 100 seats got registered. It was conducted by Mr. Nalla Muthu

On behalf of Vaadsabha our team member Miss Harshada Abhyankar conducted an online session on Rebooting Nature. It was organized in association with Nature Walk Charitable Trust. The talk was appreciated by many stalwarts

Wildlife Mela : An interesting Mela with all wildlife related activities was held in association with Bal Ranjan Kendra. Stalls related to different Wildlife Paintings, Key Chains, and Products by various tribals residing in the small villages outside the protected areas where displayed during the Mela. It received a huge response.

Wildlife Film Screening : A film by Krupakar & Senani on Wolfs was screened. The occasion was graced by renowned Marathi actor Mr. Girish Kulkarni and APCCF Mr. Sunil Limaye

On the occasion of World Environment Day, we celebrated the Trust’s Foundation Day on 5th June by planting a Tree at the hands of Union Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu.  It was graced by many stalwarts from the field of Wildlife and also by many senior Forest Officials

Clash of Tigers : A film titled Clash of Tigers was screened in association with National Film Archives and Forest Department. Film Maker Mr. Nalla Muthu was also present on this occasion and interacted with the Participants. Padmashree Smt Mrs. Lila Poonawala was the Chief Guest .

2nd Wild India Festival  :  Wild India Festival is held every year in association with Ferguson College and Maharashtra Forest Department. The festival is open and free to all and is attended by 1000 participants.  Dr. Rajesh Gopal from Global Tiger Forum giving a talk on Future of Tigers in India

We at Nature Walk Trust along with Pune Central Railway & Maharashtra Forest Department painted 400 mts of wall of Pune Railway way Station Platform No 1 wall with wildlife paintings. This was inaugurated at the hands of Mr. Jackie Shroff and Hon Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu.

We at Nature Walk Trust along with Pune Central Railway & Maharashtra Forest Department painted the VIP waiting room of the Pune Railway Station with Wildlife images. Mr. B.K.Dadabhoy DRM Pune as well as Mr. Sunil Limaye CCF WL also graced this occasion.

 

Nature Walk along with Forest Department  had organized Audio Visual Talk by world renowned wildlife photographer Mr. Rajesh Bedi. Program was supported by Rasa Foundation, Sanjeevani Developers and Rohan Builders. It was in collabration with Protecterra and Global Tiger Forum. The occasion was graced by Hon. Mr. Atul Kirloskar ( Renowned Industrialist ), Mr. Sarjan Bhagat ( Head of Forest Force, Maharashtra ) and famous film star Mr. Jackie Shroff. The program was also attended by stalwarts from various walks of life.

Wild India Festival is held every year in association with Ferguson College and Maharashtra Forest Department. The festival is open and free to all and is attended by 1000 participants. Renowned Wildlife Photographer Mr. Rajesh Bedi inaugurated our Wildlife Photography exhibition and  also delivered a talk on Elephants.