Thursday, October 7, 2010

TOOLS OF THE TRADE workshop for reptile enthusiasts.

Reptiles and amphibians draw considerable interest and awe amongst the mind of nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts of today, especially about snakes, turtles and lizards.

In recent times this interest has been fueled by television programs as well hands on work being carried out by various snake handlers and rescue workers in the state.

At HERPACTIVE, we aim to channel this interest to serious conservation by introducing budding herp fans to the use of modern techniques and basic equipment that is used in the field of herpetology.

A daylong workshop titled ‘TOOLS OF THE TRADE’ will be held in collaboration with the Mhadei Research Center in the Chorla Ghats for this purpose on the 17th of October 2010.

Participants will understand and get to use field gear as well get a first hand experience of work that goes into the study of snakes and other creepy crawlies (its called Herpetology).

Besides which the basics of reptile identification, first aid and legal aspects of studying wildlife will be familiarized for the participants.

Nirmal Kulkarni and his team will conduct the workshop. A trained herpetologist and self confessed snake fan, Nirmal Kulkarni has to his credit a series of research papers, new discoveries and more than a decade of field experience in the study of reptiles and amphibians.


WORKSHOP TIMINGS- 9.30am to 4.00pm. (Pick up from Panjim Bus stop at 8.00am and drop at Panjim Bus stop at 6.00pm

AGE- 18 years to 60 years.


FEES- RS. 600 per participant. (Inclusive of simple field lunch, tea and transport)