The team of Tiger Research & Conservation Division (TRCD) and Geo-Spatial Technology & Application Division (GTAD) of Aaranyak organised a training programme for the forest staff of Dhansiri Division in Udalguri at Paneri Beat office.
The training programme was organised in collaboration with Manas Tiger Reserve Authority from September 9-11, 2021.
The training programme was organised complying with all the Covid19 protocols as per the latest government SOP.
A total number of 7 forest staff members participated in the programme, Aaranyak said in a statement.
After successful completion of two training programmes for frontline staff of Dhansiri Division, Udalguri, senior officials from Mazbat RO appealed to Aaranyak for a Google Earth and QGIS training.
Mrinmoy Hazarika, in-charge, Mazbat RO took initiative in selecting participants for the training in consultation with DFO NK Bordoloi.
Prosenjit Sheel from TRCD took a major role in organizing the program, had a meeting with DFO on September 4 at Dhansiri Division office and finalized the dates and proceeded to conduct the training at Paneri Beat Office.
Madhumita Borthakur (Spatial Database Officer, GTAD) & Avishek Sarkar (GIS Assistant, GTAD) praised the participants for their highly motivated approach in learning the subject.
A training module was structured in such a way to cater to the participant’s requirements.
Rabiya Daimary (coordinator, Conservation Livelihood Division) mentioned that the training program was very seamless with both equal efforts from trainers and trainees.
The trainees also equally took active participation showing keen interest and eagerness in learning the subject and were also very interactive in clearing their doubts.
Participants and concerned officials expressed that the training was very much fruitful to them as they could absorb the course materials with ease.
They appreciated the efforts of the Aaranyak team in making the training interactive and informative.
A mentionable number of the staff praised the efforts of trainers to explain some of the course contents on local Bodo language which made it easy for them to grasp some technical terms of the training course.
They said they are now equipped with basic knowledge to work with Google Earth and on QGIS platform to carry out works related to wildlife research and conservation in the fields.