FIELD EQUIPMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP HELD AT MHADEI RESEARCH CENTER CHORLA GHATS.
A Field Equipment Training workshop was successfully conducted at the Mhadei Research Center on the Goa Karnataka border, situated near the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary.
A total number of 10 participants participated in the workshop that was conducted on the 13th and 14th of April 2013.
The workshop was aimed at training wildlife volunteers and nature enthusiasts to use field equipment as well as help learn modern basic techniques of data collection.
The workshop included opportunistic surveys, lectures on field data collection and in situ photography of Western Ghats biodiversity.
Participants were exposed to field identification techniques of micro fauna, demonstrations of use of camera traps for mammal documentation and formulation of data sheets by researchers from the Mhadei Research Center.
An important component was also the practical use of basic field equipment lie GPS, Weather meters, distance finders and discussions on natural history of lesser known biodiversity.
The aspect of Field safety protocol and snake-bite protocol were also covered besides topics on Wildlife law and ex situ research.
The workshop was conducted by Nirmal Kulkarni and Rahul Prabhu Khanolkar of the Mhadei Research Center and other resource persons included Devadatta Naik and Atul Sinai Borkar from the Hypnale Research Station.
For more details-
Nirmal U Kulkarni
6, Hiru Naik Bldg, Dhuler Mapusa, Goa-403057. India.