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A Rocha India Field Study Centre

The much needed and long awaited Field Study Centre became a reality! Established in December 2006, the Centre is a typical Indian village house situated in a calm and serene environment, spread over an area of one acre. A natural water body nearby, rich in bird and aquatic biodiversity makes it ideal for nature lovers to enjoy and think on more creative lines for nature conservation. The centre is 30 kilometers away from Bangalore city and just 1 kilometers from the fringes of the Bannerghatta National Park. The Centre facilitate the ongoing research work on human- elephant conflict issues at the Bannerghatta National Park and environment education for school children of the neighbourhood and Bangalore city. The Centre can accommodate upto twenty people at a time. The Centre is managed by Gopala Krishna our Senior Researcher who also conducts the field surveys. The Centre so far has been visited by more than 800 people comprising of school children, College students, casual visitors and overseas friends. Some of the major institutions that have visited the Centre are the Bishop Cottons Womens Christian College Bangalore, Mahaveer Jain College Bangalore, Atria college of Engineering and Bangalore Management Adcademy. We hope the opening of the Centre will bring us a step closer in finding solutions to mitigate the human-elephant conflict at the Bannerghatta National Park. If you would like to volunteer at the Centre please contact our National Office at Bangalore. (Tel: + 91 80 65312324, E mail: india@arocha.org)

Students during an activity at the A Rocha India field study centreChildren exploring the surroundings of the CentreThe A Rocha India field study centre

Presentation on elephants to visitorsStudents of Atrai Engineering CollegeStudents of Mahaveer Jain College

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