Community Engagements

To achieve the goals of saving wildlife WCF is being engaging community participation through their Conservation education programs, solar fence projects and research projects. As part of conservation education forest fire and conservation programs are attached to volunteers who can participate in reaching schools and colleges in the surrounding villages of Bandipur, Nagarahole.

People from all walks of life participate in these programs and gain first-hand knowledge about how stakeholders are being engaged to save wildlife.

By providing solar fence there is an eager goal of helping farmers to sustain and save Elephants from electrocution deaths and an anti-depredation is achieved. This in turn encourages farmers to help WCF and their farming communities to spread the news of conservation. Participants will know the ground facts that stakeholders can coexist in harmony with wildlife and start living with the realities of wildlife conflict.

By conducting programs in schools and colleges surrounding BTR, NTR, and BRT a quality conservation education for future stake holding community is reached, volunteers and participants understand the neighboring issues like wildlife conflict and become a part of the on-going conservation education programs held in the these schools that are at very high pressure areas close to the forest.

Volunteering and participation is disciplined that they need to know the basics of wildlife conservation understand Man animal conflicts and contribute their time to help WCF.

Volunteering opportunities:
  • Nature camps
  • Research work
  • Education programs for schools and colleges
  • Basic firefighting workshops
  • Street plays in the surrounding villages of Bandipur and Nagarahole Tiger Reserves
  • Jathas in the surrounding villages of Bandipur and Nagarahole Tiger Reserves
  • Film shows on the ill effects of forest fire in schools and colleges
  • Pamphlet and poster distribution