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Bird Trapping Course

 

Certificate Course in Bird Trapping and Migration Studies

 

India, being the second most populous country in the world, is bestowed with a large working population and can take advantage of this demographic dividend. However, high drop-out rates from school, coupled with poor vocational skills, hinder the process of reaping this dividend. Between demand and supply, there exists a gap of skill sets, both cognitive and practical, at various levels in the environment/forest sectors in India.

 

Green skills are crucial for making a transition from a conventional energy-using and emissions-intensive economy to cleaner and greener production and service patterns. Green skills prepare people for sustainable jobs that contribute to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment, simultaneously improving social equity and enhancing the overall quality of life. Realizing the demand for green-skilled youth, the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) was conceptualized and developed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India.

 

BNHS-ENVIS Resource Partner on Avian Ecology, established under the Environmental Information System (ENVIS) programme of the MoEFCC in 1996, is organizing a 20-day training programme at Point Calimere in Tamil Nadu, leading to a Certificate Course in Bird Ringing and Bird Migration Study by Bird Trapping.

 

This technical training course is designed for participants from indigenous communities acquainted with crude bird trapping techniques. They will be trained in scientific and safe bird capturing methods. During the training, they will be exposed to trapping birds in different habitats and terrains. These trained candidates will be able to successfully conduct bird trapping for different bird banding studies carried out in India. Bird identification; introduction to bird migration and its importance; bird handling techniques; bird capture technique demonstrations and bird ringing exercises are some of the modules that will be covered during this course.

 

Qualification: Anyone residing in India, unemployed, with an understanding of indigenous bird trapping techniques and having a basic knowledge in bird identification will be given preference. Candidates will be scrutinized before selection. The candidate must understand either English or Hindi. Preference will be given to candidates as per their interest in the subject.

 

Course Fees: This course is free of cost.

 

Course duration: 20 Days.

 

Training location: Point Calimere, Tamil Nadu.

 

Course training language: English/ Hindi. Study material will be provided in English.

 

Selection method: Telephonic Interview

 

Total number of seats available: 10

 

For details contact us at: Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill House, Dr. Salim Ali Chowk, Opp. Lion Gate, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai 400 001, Maharashtra Landline: 022-22821811 Email id: envis@bnhs.org

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Q1) What is the name of this course?

Certificate Course in Bird Trapping and Migration Studies

 

Q2) Who is conducting this course?

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is conducting this course as per the norms of the Green Skill Development Programme under the ENVIS centre of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), New Delhi.

 

Q3) Who will be the trainers for this course?

BNHS’s experts will conduct this course. Experts from other institutes/organizations will be called for specific sessions, whenever required.

 

Q4) Is this Government course or a private course of the BNHS?

The course has been developed by the technical team of BNHS and has been approved by the ENVIS, under MoEFCC, New Delhi.

 

Q5) Where will this course be conducted?

The training course will be conducted at Point Calimere, Tamil Nadu. The venue will be shared with the participants after their selection.

 

Q6) What is the duration of the course?

This is a 20 days residential course.

 

Q7) Who can participate in this course?

Any person unemployed, with an understanding of indigenous bird trapping techniques and having a basic knowledge in bird identification will be given preference. Candidates will be scrutinized before the selection.

 

Q8) Can any interested organization or NGO send their representative for this course?

Yes. Any NGO working in the biodiversity conservation sector can send their representative(s) and/or may also recommend individuals for this course. The organizations will need to provide details of such candidate(s) and a contact number. Telephonic interview will be conducted for such candidates too.

 

Q9) What are minimum criteria for attending this course?

The participants must be from indigenous communities, acquainted with crude bird trapping techniques. They will be trained in scientific and safe bird capturing methods. The participants must be able to understand either English or Hindi.

 

Q10) What is the procedure for selection of candidates?

Selection of candidates will be on ‘First come first served basis’, followed by telephonic interviews. Interested candidates can apply via the following GSDP link: http://www.gsdp-envis.gov.in/Default3.aspx

[In case of any query kindly contact at: Landline: - 022-22821811; Email id: - envis@bnhs.org]

 

Q11) What will be selection criteria for the candidate?

The candidate should be able to understand and communicate in Hindi/English.

 

Q12) How many seats are available for this course?

Currently 10 seats are available.

 

Q13) What is last date for application and when will the confirmation be provided to candidates?

The last date for application is December 20, 2019; a confirmation of participation will be sent after the telephonic interview.

 

Q14) What is the course fee and other expenses?

There is no course fee. All other expenses like lodging, boarding, food and local travel of participants during the training period will be borne by BNHS-ENVIS.

 

Q15) Will there be any other expenses during course period (other than what is mentioned above)?

No, there will be no additional expenses for the course, except of personal nature.

 

Q16) Is this training course supported with practicals?

All the training modules of the course are supported with practical sessions. During the course period, the participants will visit Bird trapping site.

 

Q17) How many hours of training will the course include per day?

The classroom training will be up to 8 hours per day and field training may extend by one to two hours.

 

Q18) What type of course material will be provided to the participants?

The course material will be prepared by the technical team of BNHS-ENVIS and will be provided to all the participants along with the registration kit. All course material will be in English.

 

Q19) What is the participant expected to bring with him/her for the course?

The participant should bring enough clothing and personal items for the course period. A government photo identity proof like Aadhar/Election Card, etc. is a must. A temporary I-Card will be issued to each participant at the time of registration. Participants have to submit medical fitness certificate. BNHS will not be responsible for any accidents that may occur during the course period.

 

Q20) After confirmation for the course, what will be my travel arrangement?

Once the selection is communicated by the BNHS-ENVIS team, the candidate should make his/her own arrangements to reach Point Calimere. Candidates will be reimbursed for the travel by the minimum distance route for non-AC bus / 2nd class sleeper by train.

 

Q21) Can the candidate leave the course in between or take a holiday during the course work?

There is no option for leave during the course period, except in case of medical emergency or any other unforeseen circumstances. Participation certificates will be issued only to those candidates who complete the course.

 

Q22) Who is the contact person for this course?

Mr. Nandkishor Dudhe, Programme Officer, ENVIS-BNHS, Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill House, Dr. Salim Ali Chowk, Opp. Lion Gate, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai 400 001. Landline: - 022-22821811 Email id: - envis@bnhs.org Website: - www.bnhs.org

 

Q23) What are main modules of this course

Bird identification; introduction to bird migration and its importance; bird handling techniques; bird capture technique demonstrations and bird ringing exercises.

 

Q24) What are the job opportunities once I complete this course?

A successful candidate can work for Grid Based Decision Support System (GRIDSS)/ Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)/ Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)/ Wildlife Sanctuaries/ National Parks/ Protected Areas/ Bird Sanctuaries/ Wetland Sites/ State Biodiversity Boards/ Conservation Education Centre (CEC)/ Nature Information Centre (NIC)/ Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)/ Bird tourism/ Self-employment (Naturalist, Resource Person, etc).

 

Q25) At the end of the course, what type of certificate will be issued to participants?

Each successful candidate will get a certificate from the ENVIS, MoEF&CC, Government of India.