Port Blair, May 13: The District Child Protection Unit under District Administration, South Andaman, in collaboration with Andaman Avians Club celebrated ‘Endemic Bird Day’, by organizing a two days summer camp for the children of various Child Care Institutions on May 10 &11, 2024.

The event focused on introduction to birding and developed insight among the children towards captivating world of birds and the importance of habitat conservation.

The first day program was a classroom session held at Seva Niketan on 10th May 2024, wherein a range of informative and interactive session on the rich avian biodiversity of Andaman Islands was highlighted by Shri Prashant Sarathi, Educator of Avians Club, emphasizing the importance of habitat conservation.

Following the classroom session, on May 11, children were taken to the field at Biological Park, Chidiyatapu, under the guidance of Avians team led by Shri M G. Madanan, President Avians Club. During the field visit, children were divided into groups and had the privilege to watch 26 bird species including 06 endemic birds. All the participants enthusiastically connected with nature through bird watching.

About 105 people including 75 children along with volunteers participated in the camp. The District Administration ensures to conduct such events for the children of Child Care Institutions, so that children are provided with a unique opportunity to connect with nature to develop sensitivity towards nurturing the environment as a whole.