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Published on June 4th, 2015

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Attend: ‘Land of Tiger’ exhibition at BNHS

If you’re enchanted by tiger tales and want to see photographs of tigers in India, this one’s worth a visit.
by The Editors | editor@themetrognome.in

BNHS, Hornbill House, at Fort is currently running an exhibition of photographs titlted the ‘Land of Tiger’. The photographs have been captured by Sanjay Karkare, Assistant Director, BNHS (Nagpur) and is centred on the Tiger Project of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and the sale of bamboo crafts made by the locals through BNHS support.

This exhibition showcases some stunning images that cover the rich biodiversity of five tiger reserves, viz. Tadoba-Andhari, Pench, Melghat, Navegaon-Nagzira and Bor. Nagpur, located in the heart of the Satpuda Tiger Landscape, rightly called the ‘Tiger Capital of the World’. There is no other city in the world with so many tiger reserves in such close proximity. The photos have been clicked during the last 10 years, during which Karkare and his team conducted nature education and awareness programmes in and around these tiger reserves. The pictures depict wonderful landscapes, incredible insects, avian beauties, various herbivorous and of course, the tiger. The exhibition also focuses on and aims to create awareness about important conservation issues from this landscape.

Bamboo Craft Exhibition

Bamboo is used as a livelihood resource in 40 per cent of the 79 villages around Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. BNHS realised the importance and sustainability of developing livelihood options from systematic bamboo cultivation on unused agricultural lands. The objective is to engage locals in conservation through such sustainable livelihood options. BNHS has been training them to make market driven lifestyle bamboo products, which fetch better value and in the process enhance their skills. A workshop has also been set up in Palasgaon. BNHS has also been arranging bamboo craft competitions. These activities are carried out with support from Born Free Foundation, UK and Tata Steel.

Head to BNHS, Hornbill House, near Lion Gate, Fort, up to June 5, 2015, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. 

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