iNaturewatch Foundation is a  Navi Mumbai based registered  charitable trust  working in the field of urban biodiversity  and  citizen science.
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iNaturewatch Foundation Newsletter
November 2017                                                                        Issue 16
Greetings from iNaturewatch Foundation!
Forthcoming Eco-day

International Mountain Day, 11 December 2017
International Mountain Day
Theme of this year:   “Mountain under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration”
The theme provides an occasion to highlight how climate, hunger, and migration are affecting highlands and to ensure that sustainable mountain development is integrated into the 2030 Agenda and in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Mountains are early indicators of climate change and as global climate continues to warm, mountain people (some of the world’s hungriest and poorest) face even greater struggles to survive.
To achieve sustainable mountain development, it is essential that all concerned stakeholders are involved and that awareness is raised about mountain ecosystems, their fragility and prevalent problems, and about ways of addressing them
Check out our Upcoming Events
 Navi Mumbai

Upcoming Events

* Mumbai*

10 December 2017: Birding for Beginners at Kharghar Hills

If you are a nature lover..If you like the birds and butterflies..If you like greenery and hills- then you are most welcome to join our walk to explore the bird diversity of these hills. (click here)
Program Fee: For Adult: Rs. 275/-; For Children (5-15) and Senior Citizen: Rs. 175/-; children below 5 yrs: Free.

24-25 Dec.2017: Winter camp for children

iNaturewatch Foundation has planned two-days non-residential fun-cum-adventurous camp. This camp will connect your child back to nature. The camp will help your child explore the world of wildlife and experience the wonders of the woodland through fun filled games and activities.
Camp Fee: Rs. 2500/
Venue: Urban Haat, Belapur CBD

30 Dec. 2017: Marin Biodiversity Walk at Juhu Chowpatty

Learn how to identify these marine wonders. To explore and discover these wonders of the sea, join us and we might spot a hermit crab peeking out from his shell or sand bubblers engrossed in his sand art, or a sea anemone waving its tentacles. And yes, you can actually photograph them too!
Programme Fee: For Adult: Rs. 275/-; For Children (5-15) and Senior Citizen: Rs. 175/-; children below 5 yrs: Free.


16 December 2017: Birding Break at Thurahalli forest Tree Park, Bangalore

A guided bird watching tour will be conducted for 2 hours at the thurahalli forest for 50 participants. During the walk, participants will learn how to identify different birds in the field.This is a free event sponsored by Karnataka Forest Department.

17 December 2017: Bird Bash at Ramanagaram, Bangalore

For nature lovers, Ramanagara is a rewarding place to visit.  The hilly landscape and wide open spaces makes Ramanagara a beautiful escape from the hustle-bustle of the concrete jungle we live in.
Programme Fee: Children (below 5yrs): Free; Children (5-15 yrs) and Senior Citizen: Rs. 250/-; Adults: Rs. 350/-                                                                     

24 December 2017: Nature Photography workshop for Beginners at Thurahalli Forest, Bangalore

iNaturewatch has planned a workshop on nature photography for beginners.                                                   
 Workshop contents:
  • Introductory session
  • Tips and tricks
  • Hands on session/Experimenting in the garden
  • field photography at Thurahalli forest (2 hrs)
  • Review pictures and feedback                                                                                                   
      Programme Fees: Rs. 1000/-


Species of the Month

Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala
Clicked by Mr.Gopal V.  in Talawe during  Bird Watching trail, Navi Mumbai

This photo was clicked in Talawe Wetland, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai, during bird Watching trail on 12th November by our participant Mr. Gopal V.
The Painted Stork is a large wader in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands. They are not migratory and only make short distance movements in some parts of their range in response to changes in weather or food availability or for breeding. Painted Stork has been listed Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.

Send us your pictures taken during our trail/camp and the best photo stands chance to be featured in the next issue of
iNaturewatch Foundation's newsletter.

Past Events

19 Nov. 2017: Workshop on glass Gardens (Terrarium Making Workshop)
We conducted a workshop on terrarium making on 19th November 2017. During the workshop, the participants learned about basics of terrarium making using mosses, algae, few nursery plants, roadside stones and a dried driftwood.

26 Nov. 2017: Geen Birthday at Thurahalli Forest Tree Park

GREEN BIRTHDAY was a unique concept for Mr. and Mrs. Bhaskar's family. Their daughter Hrudya was turning 13. It was a great exploring nature the fun way. Nature walk, Quiz, Treasure hunt, Tracks and signs and goodies like a terrarium, butterfly stickers, and pots of butterflies attracting plant...everything that made the birthday special and unique.

26 Nov. 2017: Bird Bash at Palava

On a Sunday winter morning, residents of Palava city set out birdwatching near the river side promenade, led by Shashank Birla. Participants had a wonderful time getting introduced to the joy of birdwatching, how to spot birds and also bird identification
Send us your pictures taken during our trail/camp and the best photo stands chance to be featured in the next issue of iNaturewatch Foundation's newsletter.


Learning With Buddies!
We are launching a new plan- Learning with Buddies. Sign up with your FIVE friends for any of the five online courses offered by us and take 10% OFF DISCOUNT of group enrollment. What more you and your buddies could choose the course start time that suits all of you and work together on a study project and distribute assignments among yourselves as per individual liking.
Other Updates 

On 3rd December 2017, we had a chat session with Mr. Nikhil Bhopale on Bird Tourism for Bird for Beginners Course. In that, he talks about the importance of domain expertise to start a bird tourism and how to acquire it. 

Free Resources
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Educational Resources


Our Reach

Since inception, we have reached 3700  participants! We thank you for supporting of our cause!

Ask Us

Jungle Guru will answer all your wildlife-related queries. To seek answers join by Whatsapp-ing at 9987013144 or simply click the above icon and introduce you.

Media Coverage: 

Times Of India:- Bird Watching at Talawe was covered by Times Of India on 4th November 2017 
Mid-Day:- Bewitching Butterfly Walk was covered by Mid-day on 9th October 2017.
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