Intensive Field Herpetology in its true sense! We will be working for an ongoing herpetofauna research project in Tillari Bioregion in the north Western Ghats. You will be trained in basic survey techniques and we will then head out to marked grids that are situated in the various ecological niches in the region. This basically means that we will be walking long hours in pouring rains, searching for herps and collecting scientific data. You will quite literally contribute directly to conservation research of herpetofauna in Western Ghats! In our previous workshop in this region, we found 48 species of herps in three days, many of which are probably new to science!
This expedition is part of a larger, long term conservation research project by GAIA Mitra Collective Foundation based in Goa, that is aimed at establishing the ecological importance of these forests which will result in conservation agreements with all stakeholders.
We will stay in Dodamarg Conservation Station situated in the dense forest, only accessible with 4x4 jeeps. Accommodation will be on shared basis in dormitories with attached bathroom and toilet at the conservation station. Our field work will take us to various parts of the forests in the region to be able to cover different ecological niches.
Soham Mukherjee ( http://naja.in/the-team/
) - herpetologist at Naja.in will run the workshop in association with regional scientists.
You will receive a certificate at the end of this herpetology expedition.
Workshop fee is Rs. 10,000.00 (rupees ten thousand only) for non-student, and Rs. 7,500.00 (rupees seven thousand five hundred only) for students. This is inclusive of stay, food, resource person fee, and local transport to different parts of forest range. You will have to reach Goa on your own. We will pick you up from Mapusa/Thivim (Railway station), Goa on the 13th July morning and drop you back to Mapusa/Thivim (Railway station), Goa on 15th July evening.
To register, you will have to make minimum payment of Rs. 5000.00 (rupees five thousand only), remaining you may pay in cash upon arrival. You may also make the full payment in advance. Both options are available here. Upon payment, you will receive a registration form that you will have to give back to us, duly signed by yourself if you are above 18 years old. We will need your parent's/guardian's consent if you are below 18 years old.
Please note this workshop is for 16 years and above only.
- Cancellation fee is Rs.5000 (rupees five thousand only) if cancelled minimum 7 days before the workshop.
- No refund if cancelled within 7 days of workshop. Sorry, we organize a lot of logistics for you in remote locations!
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