Forest Department has organised a State-level two days workshop for Honorary Wildlife Wardens (HWLWs) on June 17 and 18 at Amaltas Complex, Sillari gate, Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR).
The main objective behind holding the workshop is to share experiences among HWLWs from across Maharashtra, informed Dr Prabhu Nath Shukla, Deputy Director, PTR, Nagpur, on Thursday.
More than 50 HWLWs were selected by the State Government last year, giving them this responsibility for the first time. Thus, there will be emphasis on giving them a brief outlook of the activities they ought to do in their respective areas such as different Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of National Tiger Conservation Authority, their role in nature education and capacity building of the staff along with averting and managing man-animal conflict situation etc.
It is being emphasised that the workshop ensures brainstorming on the relevant issues related to wildlife conservation and role of HWLWs. More that 40 wardens from all over Maharashtra are expected to attend the workshop, Dr Shukla added.