Patna. 30 April: Four students from the Honduran University of Zamorano just completed a four month long Internship at Tarumitra today. Hazel Guadalupe Valasco Palacios (El Salvador), Paulina Leticia Camacho Ruiz (Mexico), Andrea Lucrecia Gongora Fión (Guatemala) and Samuel Oblitas Vega (Bolivia) spent a fruitful time working with the Tarumitra teams across the whole country.
Arunava presents on Biodiversity at the International Youth Conference Japan
The International youth conference on Biodiversity was held in Aichi, Nagoya from 23 Aug to 27 Aug 2010 and was hosted by ministry of Environment, Japan.
Arunava Dutta from Tarumitra was one of the two delegates from India at the conference. Hailing from Dhanbad, Arunava did his studies from De Nobili School, St. Xavier’s Ranchi (BSc) and Banaras Hindu University (MSc). This is the second time he has been selected to attend the conferences in Japan.
Arunava presented a PowerPoint on the Conservation practices done at Tarumitra Bio-reserve, Patna along with other practices set into motion by the students across the country.
One hundred youth delegates from all over the world participated actively in the conference which included thirty participants from Japan and seventy participants from other nations.
Arunava was very impressed by the experience of sharing life with a Japanese family in Nagoya. This was part of the experience offered to the delegates by the conference.
Apart from making the youth statement, the conference had several other events like sharing the best practices by selected participants, making of world biodiversity map, adopting youth action plan and excursion to Satoyama landscape of Japan.
Ten participants were selected to present their “Best Practice” in front of all other participants and discuss the details. Youth activists from varied fields discussed on issues like sea turtle conservation, forest restoration, bat monitoring program, ex-situ conservation of plants etc.
The biodiversity world map aimed at documenting the diverse problems across the globe and constructing a map to represent the entire scenario. It helped us to broaden our perspective on various issues and think about possible solution to avert the worst consequences.
The entire event was well organized due to the coordinated effort of the young volunteers of Japan Youth Ecology League and the Ministry of environment, Japan.