Two members of the UK-based David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) are in Assam presently and taking stock of the foundation’s footprints in Brahmaputra Valley region.
DSWF has collaborated with Aaranyak- a Guwahati-based biodiversity conservation and research organisation, for carrying out nature conservation activities.
Emily Lamb, granddaughter of late David Shepherd, and a DSWF volunteer Matt Amstrong, also attended two programmes of ‘Rhino Goes to School’.
Rhino Goes to School is an initiative aimed at creating rhino conservation awareness among school children in Assam, especially those residing in the vicinity of rhino protection areas of the state.
The Rhino Goes to School programme was held at Pubthoria High School near Kaziranga National Park on Thursday and another at Gulung High School near Kamargaon under Bokakhat Sub-Division.
Aaranyak CEO Bibhab Kumar Talukdar along with a host of other dignitaries attended the programme.
A quiz competition among the school students was also organised and it was conducted by senior journalist Swapan Nath.
The DSWF team was overwhelmed by the lively interaction with school children over the precious one-horned Indian rhinoceros.
Emily Lamb, who is an expert in art and drawing, drew sketches of one-horned rhinos to encourage the participating school children in these programmes.