My phone was ringing second times. I was busy with my office work when I picked up the phone. It was my friend Rajeev Kumar erma’s call on 20 September 2009, who has been working in Irrigation Department in district Mainpuri, informed me that he sighted a muggar in Etawah Prakhand Canal close to Gangasi bridge in Mainpuri. One hour later my volunteer Mr Ajay Kumar Verma called me and made it known that it was not Mugger but a sub adult Gharial. He could identify it very well as he worked with me 3-4 years prior
In the history of Etawah this was the first time when a Gharial sighted in the town area, thousands of people gathered around and were trying to see it first with passion. It was quite difficult to manage the situation but we all were happy to have rescued Gharial.
I would say it was the long time efforts of our organisation “Society for Conservation of Nature” for making awareness of wildlife conservation that made us an opportunity to reach there in time and rescued the Gharial.
We are thankful to the villagers who informed us in time and hope they would keep continuing their support for saving wildlife likewise that in future.
For more details contact to;
Dr. Rajeev Chauhan
Society for Conservation of Nature (SCoN)
576, Karamganj, Punjabi Colony
Etawah-206001, U.P. India
Email : [email protected]
Web page: www.sconindia.org
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