FSL WHV-836, FSL WHV 838 Kullu Manali

Natural Heritage Conservation/Awareness

Camp code: FSL WHV-836, FSL WHV 838

 

For the last 10 years, FSL-India has been involved in the preservation and conservation of World Heritage Sites, i.e. Hampi, Western Ghats, Mahabalipuram and the Great Himalayan National Park. Established in 1984 and ranging more than 1000 sq km, the park is the natural habitat of numerous flora and fauna, several of which are threatened by extinction. In June 2014, it was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites due to its outstanding significance in biodiversity conservation.

The Camp

Our volunteers will participate in activities that contribute towards the biodiversity conservation of this beautiful park. Awareness creation on waste management for international/national tourists and locals, cleanup of scenic spots and waterfalls along with the involvement of schoolchildren, a local NGO, the community, park officials, the Archaeological Society of India and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are all part of this adventure for nature lovers.

Nature’s Paradise (cont’d)

Activities:

  • Interaction with ASI (Archaeological Society of India)
  • Learning sessions with the Park officials
  • Bio-diversity conservation
  • Tree plantation
  • Awareness rally on conserving natural resources and ecology
  • Conservation education at schools in buffer villages
  • Drawing educational pictures to promote bio-diversity
  • Teaching Basic English to the children
  • Playing games with children in non formal education method

Leisure activities:

Visit to different bird sanctuaries, tribal villages and cattle farms, interaction with tribals

Interaction with the local community on development issues

Location:

The location is Sairopa, in the district of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, North India, which is 500 km North-West of Delhi

Transport:

  • Nearest airport – Delhi international airport
  • Nearest railway station – Chandigarh
  • Bus from New Delhi and other smaller cities of North India
  • The meeting point will be mentioned in the info sheet

Accommodation:

In a rented guest house or hostel, with shared rooms