Social Forestry

Introduction

Wildlife Training Division

Introduction

With the increasing focus on conservation of biodiversity, the wildlife management and training has assumed high significance. The field of wildlife is highly technical and specialized so in order to be oriented towards wildlife and Training along with adequate management skills and latest technologies.

The state of Gujarat is very rich in wildlife and therefore the responsibility of protection and management for same is very high, keeping this aspect into consideration the wildlife training has been accorded exclusive attention.

The wildlife training is conducted by wildlife division under the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Research & Training, Gandhinagar and is headed by Dy.Conservator of Forest, who is assisted by two RFOs.

Course Detail

Target Group

The wildlife issues and their management are dealt at different levels and therefore three distinct targets groups have been identified.

  • Forest Staff, including ACF, RFO, Forester/FEA and Beat Guard.
  • The People living in and around the sanctuary and National parks.
  • Primary school students
  • Resource person for Nature Education Camps

Course Module

Keeping in view the various specific issues of wildlife, the course has been redesigned, it includes the restructuring of topics, due weightage to the topics on the basis of importance, more input of practical issues related to capturing and overall orientation. The detailed Course material has been prepared and is being provided.

Course Duration

The duration of the course has been kept for one to five days, careful planning has been done to ensure the proper spread of such trainees, which involves selection of trainers from entire state.

  • Forest Staff:
    » ACF - 3 days
    » RFO - 5 days (Refresher course)
    » Forester/FEA - 3 days
    » Beat Guard - 2 days
  • The members of Eco Tourism Committees and Eco Development Committees living in and around the wild life Sanctuary and National parks-One day.
  • Primary school students - 3 Days in Nature Education Camps

Course Contents

The course content is customized to suit the requirement of different cadre i.e. ACF, RFO, Forester/FEA and Beat Guard. The course content comprises field tour, field exercises and theory the subject include Indian wildlife act, habitat management, wild life human conflict, management plan preparation, wildlife ecology, census and surveys, wildlife handling and rescue techniques.

Course Venue

The training is imparted at the training center at Gandhinagar as well as at the locations in or around sanctuary and national park.

Facilities available to conduct Training programs

  • Lecture Hall
  • Bus (35 seated)
  • Camp Site

Contact

Wildlife Training Division,
Forest Department, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar.

Office

Dy. Conservator of Forests,
Wildlife Training Division, Sector-20, Nr.Akshardham
Gandhinagar-382020
Gujarat.
Phone : (O) +91-79-23256607, (R) +91-79-23246939
Fax : +91-79-23256603
E-Mail : dcf-wildlife@gujarat.gov.in