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  • Dugong Day-2020: Competition Results

    On the occasion of Dugong Day – 2020, online competitions were conducted by the CAMPA Dugong Recovery Project Team at Tamil Nadu. The competitions were held for age groups 6-10 years, 11-15 years, 16-20 years and 21-25 years. There were 5 competitions, namely, ‘Essay Writing’, ‘Poetry Writing’, ‘Drawing’, ‘Painting’, and, ‘Video Making’. Two topics were given for each age group and we invited entries in 2 languages: English and Tamil. This enabled children from all backgrounds, especially the local fishing community of Tamil Nadu, to take part in the competitions. From age group 6-11 years, we received 85 entries, 95 entries from age group 11-15, 75 entries from 16-20 years age group and 60 entries from 21-25 years age group, resulting in a total of 315 entries. We received National and International entries. All participants were given participation certificates and winners (76 in number) were awarded with certificates and gifts consisting of awareness material and souvenirs from our project:

  • Winners of logo designing completion held on 4 June, 2020 to celebrate World Enviornment Day 2020

    ENVIS Resource Partner, “Wildlife and Protected Areas” at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun had organized Online Logo Design Competition held on 4 June, 2020 with the theme “Celebrating Biodiversity Through Culture” to Celebrate World Environment Day, 5th June 2020.

    The names of winners of online logo design completion held on 4 June, 2020 are:

    i.    First Prize : VEDRATNA BURA
    ii.    Second Prize : BHEEMESHWAR RAO KALITHKAR
    iii.    Third Prize : TIA TOLANI
    iv.    Appreciation Prize : (a) SOURAV BOWMICK; (b) PRABHAT NAUTIYAL

  • Dugong Day” on 28th May 2020 : Online Painting, Slogan and Quiz Competition

    Deadline extension for cyclone-hit states

    Considering the natural calamity of Aphan, we are extending the deadline for the submissions (both painting and slogan) in the cyclone-affected areas from the states of West Bengal and Orissa till 27th May 2020, 5.30 PM.

    “CAMPA-Recovery of dugongs and their habitats in India” team of Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, in collaboration with ENVIS resource partner, “Wildlife and protected areas” is organizing an Online Painting, Slogan, and Quiz Competition to celebrate “Dugong Day” on 28th May 2020. Winners will be awarded exciting prizes and e-certificates for all participants.
    The theme for all competitions “Save dugong, save livelihood”.
  • 50th Anniversary of Earth Day 22 April, 2020

    World is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on theme "Climate Action".  

    MoEF&CC’s ENVIS RP at Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun has published Earth Day 2020 e-poster on 22 April 2020.

    On this Earth Day let us all unite together to save our Mother Earth & protect our Environment.

    50th Anniversary of Earth Day 22 April, 2020
  • Celebration of World Heritage Day-18th April, 2020

    UNESCO -Wildlife Institute of India Category 2 Centre for
    World Natural Heritage Management and Training for Asia and the Pacific Region

    The UNESCO WII C2C on World Heritage Management and Training for the Asia and Pacific Region celebrated World Heritage Day - 2020 on 18th April 2020. To commemorate the occasion and spread awareness about natural heritage among students, online drawing and essay competitions were organized. Children of officials and staff of forestry institutions based in Dehradun (studying in 9 different schools) participated in the competition. Entries were evaluated by a 4 member committee for the middle category (6th - 8th Standard). Criteria for evaluation included relevance to the subject, originality/perspective, composition and overall presentation. Adequate entries were not received for the remaining categories and the participants in these categories will receive consolation prize. The results of both the competitions for middle category are as given below:

    Winners of drawing competition

    Winners of essay competition as given below:

    Due to social distancing norms prizes and certificates will be distributed after lockdown period. The dates will be notified later and communicated to participant individually.