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Workcamp on biodiversity conservation

The Rainforest – “Live an adventurous life”

Agumbe is a small village of Western Ghats that lies in malnad region in Shimoga (district) of Karnataka state. Agumbe is well known for two things. Firstly, it records the highest rainfall in Southern India. And secondly, for its scenic outlook and Sunset view point.

The Camp
The camp will focus on conserving biodiversity of the Agumbe forest which receives the second highest annual rainfall in the country. The Agumbe forest is in the Western Ghats which is internationally recognized as the world’s eight hotspot of A1 bio-diversity. The camp will be implemented in coordination with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Archaeological Survey of India and the Agumbe Rain Forest Research Center (ARRS), Forest department and the local school.

Dates of the project

from 7th to 20th August, 2 weeks, 215 euro

Activities
• Interaction with ASI officials
• Learning sessions with the research centre
• Raising awareness to conserve the natural resources
• Tree plantation
• Help remove weeds and other threatening species

Leisure Activities

• Visit the Cultural and Natural sites in around the Western Ghats
• Interaction with the school children and create awareness on nature conservation through drawing educational pictures and drawing competition

Location
Agumbe is located at 360 km west of Bangalore and 55 km east of Udupi.

Transport
Nearest international Airport- Bangalore and Mangalore
The nearest railway station- Udupi
Bus services available from – Bangalore, Mangalore and Udupi
The exact meeting point will be mentioned in the info sheet

Accommodation
In a rented Guest house or Hostel, with shared rooms.

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