Developing an educational programme for local elementary school kids to ensure safeguarding bird diversity in Qeshm Islands’ Hara Biosphere Reserve
mercredi 1 janvier 2020
Hara Biosphere Reserve, with an area of about 100.000 hectares, has been known as the largest mangrove wetland at the northwestern Indian Ocean. This wetland is known as a Marine Important Bird Area, because it hosts more than 50 water-bird species, of which some of them are categorized as threatened species in IUCN Red-list. Therefore, in the late December 2019, a one-week educational program held for local elementary school kids from villages lying at the southern margin of the wetland. The aim of the program was to introduce the next generations to the values of safeguarding bird biodiversity in the area. In this programs kids experienced birdwatching using binoculars, worked together to build woody nest-boxes for song-birds, participated in a plastic cleanup event, and enjoyed the group game named “migratory birds’ Journey” and learned about the anthropogenic threats those birds suffering from them during their migrations.
Pays : Iran
Organisateur : Qeshm Environmental Conservation Institute (QECI)
Partenaires : Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME); Mashghe Afarinesh Educational Institute; Hormozgan Department of Environment (DOE)
Target Audience: Children Local Communities Type of Event: School Event Field Tour Wetland Clean-Up Type of Wetland: Zones humides côtières Year: 2020