WCC 2016 Res 044 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN CEM Ecosystem Restoration 2017-2020
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
South and East Asia
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020 (CEM)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Tribal Foundation, Nagercoil, India
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessThe concepts ‘water is life’ and it is ‘elixir of life’, are explained to students and the public. The source of water, that is rain in hills, mountains, forests should be conserved and how water reaches the water bodies through storage in dams and diverted and channelized through rivers, channels and sub-channels to water bodies, besides receiving rain by the monsoons are explained to students. Students, teachers and a cross section of the civil society are taken to wetland ecosystems and urban water bodies to expose them to have study on local, local migratory and migratory birds. Flamingo, Northern pintail, Eurasian wigeon, sandpiper, garganey, Northern shoveler, red shank, green shank, Arctic tern and gulls visit the wetlands, which are precious environmental heritage. The water bodies have the local birds as pelican, painted stork, cormorants, herons, egrets, spoon bills, spot bill ducks, white ibis, black ibis and glossy ibis. The key activities of birds as the role in food chain and as natural pest controller are highlighted to the participants. Wetland Photo Exhibitions are conducted often in educational institutions, where many school and college students and the public are invited to witness them to create awareness on birds. We conduct Flamingo Festival, Bird Festival in wetland ecosystems adjoining water bodies, where renowned ornithologists address the participants. Tribal Foundation conducts it in educational institutions to sensitize students on the role of birds. Stickers on Flamingo are printed and distributed to the participants to sensitize them on the need to conserve the migratory species of birds. Every year we celebrate World Water Day, World Wetlands Day and take students to water bodies for eco-exposure and participatory environmental education and explain the role of urban wetlands which are part of the environment and vital for human survival.On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
About 300 students attend the Flamingo Festival. A minimum of 2,000 students witness the Photo Exhibitions and about 2,000 students are taken for the eco-exposure programs to wetlands and urban water bodies.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
To conduct the programs financial support is required. The support from well wishers is insufficient for the programs. Sometime the concerned schools sponsor part of the activities. If we have funds, we can expand the activities to many schools and colleges and the civil society to sensitize more students, teachers and the civil society. With more funds we can expand our programs to more people to
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessWe will repeat these activities every year, reaching more people as the target groups. We will do more activities if we get more funds.
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