India: Camp will introduce public to jungle cat, desert cat

Here comes a treat for nature lovers

P. Oppili

CHENNAI: The World Wide Fund for Nature – India is providing an opportunity for nature lovers to visit the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, by organising a camp at the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, between November 7 and 11.

The sanctuary has been set up to house the Asiatic Wild Ass, but animals such as chinkara, blackbuck, wild boar, jungle cat, desert cat, desert fox, reptiles and more than 300 species of birds, including cranes, flamingos, pelicans, storks and ducks can also be seen.

Preston Ahimaz of the education division of WWF-I said the organisation had arranged a comfortable, rustic accommodation near the sanctuary.

Various programmes have been scheduled for the four-day camp, which include nature trails, bird watching, safari visits, camel-cart safaris besides slide and video shows.

Those who wish to participate in the programme should register on or before September 30.

For more details, contact WWF-India, Education Division, at 011-41504192/41504190 or e-mail: edu@wwfindia.net or Preston Ahimaz at prestonahimaz@gmail.com.

The nature camp is aimed at spreading awareness among students, corporates, families and members of public, Mr. Preston said.

http://www.hindu.com/2006/09/26/stories/2006092603970200.htm

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