Consulting Editors of Aapala Paryavaran Magazine
Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal Working Team
Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal Working Team
The Western bank of the Thane Creek is the single largest mangrove belt in Mumbai. A substantial tract of mangrove land is adjoining the Godrej, in Vikhroli. The vast expanse of these mangroves serve as a second lung of the city only after the Sanjay Gandhi National Park which is under immense environmental pressures. This wetlands and Mangroves acts as an important stopover for over hundred species of migratory birds including magnificent flamingos, gulls, etc. Nature trails will be a 2 Hours walk in nearby forest areas where we find some good birds and Mangroves. Godrej Mangroves has been one of the Biodiversity hotspot in Vikroli, Mumbai.
This nature trail is open for all, No age limit for that. shall focus on all sort of Birds and Mangroves that nature will gift us.
Outing Date:23rd February 2019
Time : 07.00 am to 09.30 am
Highlights : Bird watching and Mangroves
Note : Limited entries are available One should follow the rules and regulations given by the Expert and should not leave the group till the nature trail ends.
Things to Carry :
Please wear dull coloured clothes
Maintain silence in such places Binocular If possible
Apply mosquito repellent cream, caps/hats, sunscreen etc.
For Registration, kindly contact on 022-2530648 / 9869033583
Paryavaran Shala, 3, Shushila Apartment, Kaka sohoni Path, Ghantali, Thane (W).
The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 834.16 sq.km and is the second largest in Karnataka, continuous with the Bhagwan Mahaveer sanctuary in Goa. This Sanctuary abounds with a richness of Flora and Fauna. Its richness and diversity offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating landscape. The sanctuary is generally undulating with steep slopes, picturesque deep river valleys and rich hilly forest terrain. There are breathtaking valleys, regal looking meandering rivers and the splendid scenic beauty of the forests. The forest in Dandeli is typical moist deciduous and semi evergreen types.
Here are some of the highlights which can be seen through the visit.
Birds – Malabar Trogon, Ruby-throated Bulbul, Yellow-browed Bulbul, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Dark-fronted babbler, Speckled Piculet, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Emerald Dove, Srilankan Frogmouth, Hill Myna, Indian lorikeet, Crested Gowshawk, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Blue-faced Malkoha, Brown-breasted Flycatcher… also many species of Flycatchers, Owls and other forest birds…
Mammals – Black Panther, Leopard, Indian Jackal, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Mouse Deer, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Indian Gaur and many other animals.
Reptiles and other creatures – Malabar pit viper, Hump nosed pit viper, Flying lizard, Prasad’s Gecko, Termite hill gecko, many others Reptiles, Amphibians, Butterflies and other insects.
Please note – Sightings fully depend on luck. Our experts will try to show maximum no. of species with their experience and efforts.
Rough Itinerary for the Event: (Dharwad to Dharwad)
Day 1 – 1st March 2018
7AM- Meeting point at Dharwad. Then will move to Dandeli
Day 2 – 2nd March 2018
Birding at Old Magazine House.
Day 3 – 3rd March 2018
Bird watching at Timber Depot, some other birding sites.
Day 4 – 4th March 2018
Birding around Dandeli, Evening snacks and leave for Dharwad by 7PM .
Overnight Volvo buses are available regularly between Mumbai to Dharwad. Bookings are easily available. Participants have to do their own bookings upto Dharwad and back.
We will assist of you in case of any requirement.
Stay arrangements – Stay will be basic but not in tents, it will be in dormitories with neat and clean toilets.
Some of the spots that will be covered for bird watching are Old House Magazine, Ganeshgudi, Shirali village, Supa dam, Dandeli Timber depot and many more bird hotspots. Will try to visit most of them but it will depend on sightings throughout the day.
Total Cost- Rs. 15,500/-
Cost includes :-
1. Dharwad to Dharwad By Private Vehicle. (Bolero or Cruizer Jeep)
2. Stay at Dandeli and Ganeshgudi – Dormitory basis
3. All Food and Breakfast.
4. All Entree charges of Park.
1. Mineral water, Cold drinks.
2. Personal Orders.
3. Extra Tea/Coffee.
4. Things other than includes
Things to be carried:-
1. Water Bottle
3. TORCH with extra batteries, Shoes (compulsory).
4. Towel, a napkin, extra pair of clothes, warm clothes.
5. Cap, Camera, Binoculars, Bird field Guide
6. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
7. Photo ID proof
8. A haversack to put all these things
Confirm your seat on phone call only.
You can register by paying non-refundable advance of Rs.7,500/-
Payment option –
TJSB Sahakari Bank LTD, Main Branch, Madhumalti, Veer Savarkar Path, Thane (w)400601
Account Number – 002110100044461
IFSC code – TJSB0000002
Account type – Saving account
Cheque name:- Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal
For Further Queries
Avinash Bhagat- 9892061899 / 022-25411633
Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal NGO’s Aapala Paryavaran Eco Film Club is organizing a session on
environmental films on 3rd March 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at-
Venue: Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal (Paryavaran Shala), C/O Vruddha Seva Sangh, Sushila Apartments, Ground Floor, Kaka Sohoni Path, Ghantali,Thane (W)-400602
Special Features: 6 Documentaries on different environmental subjects will be screened at this event. After every film a small discussion will be conducted.
Entry free. On the spot registration facility.
For more details contact: 022-25380648, 9869033583 (contact between 10 to 6), www.paryavaran.org
Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal Organizes Holi & Water Awareness Campaign From 10th February 2018. 03, Paryavaran Shala, Sushila Apartment, Kaka Sohoni Path, Ghantali, Thane (W). Contact No- 022-25380648 / 09869033583.
Paryavaran Shala- Open Environment School- Estd.2000
From the past fourteen years a weekly school for all age groups is being conducted to create an attitudinal and behavioural shift in the lifestyle of people to that of a more environment sustainable one.
In 2009 Khuli Paryavaran Shala started for citizens who are enthusiastic about environment conservation. People from all professions, age can join this school.
Gramin Paryavaran Shala – Estd. 2015
Gramin Paryavaran Shala is the center of Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal which is specially dedicated for awareness in rural areas at grassroot level. We are focusing on four basic topics which are directly related to rural areas i.e. Jal (water), Jangal (forest), Jameen (soil) & Urja
(energy). Awareness programmes, eco-friendly festivals & environment days are done in Zilla Parishad schools of rural areas. This center is in Mamnoli village and working in three tahasils of Thane district – rural Kalyan, Murbad and Bhiwandi.
Enviro Vigil organises NanadanVan Home Garden Competition.
Between 10th January to 15 February 2018.
Entry Last date 30th January 2018.
Contact Details: 02225380648, 9869033583
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