Photography Cycle Club (PCC) is an NGO which has been working on its primary focus of spreading Environmental Education. The alarming trend of environmental destruction was the reason for establishing nature school.
A brain child of PCC, the sole purpose being to create environmental literacy and bring about change through environmental awareness. A well formulated yearly syllabus which targets students, Teachers, parents, and the general public has been developed. India being festival oriented. Eco-friendly methods of celebrating various festivals also are promoted by PCC.
Kavadi Pat Bird Count by Photography Cycle Club
Photography Cycle Club and hope Nature Trust together have been conducting Kavadi Pat Bird Count for the last few years. They maintain a list of birds sighted during the various Bird Counts in Kavadi Pat and maintain data. The Bird Count is held four times a year, to keep a record on bird migration as well in various seasons, Talks and presentations by eminent personalities in the field are held.
|Sr.No||Bird Name||Count||Sr.No||Bird Name||Count|
|1||Pond Heron||1||1||Little Grebe||1|
|2||Grey Heron||5||2||Grey Heron||1|
|3||Painted stork||3||3||Little Egret||2|
|4||Asian open Bill||10||4||Indian Pond Heron||1|
|5||Black Headede Ibis||30||5||Brahminy ( Ruddy)duck||14|
|6||Glocy ibis||11||6||Black Headede Ibis||6|
|7||Spun Bill||12||7||Glocy Ibis||6|
|8||Flemingo Lesser||35||8||Small Blue Kingfisher||1|
|9||Bar-headed goose||1||9||Red Spotted Duck||7|
|11||Brown Headed Gull||50||11||Grey Egret||3|
|12||river Tern||13||12||Pond Heron||1|
|13||Indian Spoted Bill||33||13||Sun Bird||2|
|15||Little River Turn||2||15||Red Vented Bulbul||1|
|17||Lapbing Red||1||17||common Drongo||1|
Clean Kavadi Pat Movement
To care of the purity of all water sources, to create awareness about biodiversity of wetlands and their importance, in collaboration with the local self government.
Save Kavadi Pat movement
This is a movement to protect conserve, and restore wetlands from systematic destruction and illegal contractions, Photography cycle club (PCC) and some concerned citizens of Kavadi Pat got together to save Kavadi Pat, a wetland as per Maharashtra Wetland Atlas, from dumping waste, land filling, and destruction of the habitat, Kavadi Pat Creek area is home to 150 species of birds, including many threatened species . Since the past several years, birdwatchers and nature lovers have been visiting and studying its varied biodiversity, it is important to know why the wetland area, which consists of the creek, reedbeds (wetland), abandoned saltpans, and mangroves, is important. The area measures 150 recorded species of birds since the past 20 years, the Typha filled area, The Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus also visit this area, The Checklist of birds of the area includes 11 globally Threatened species, One of the important aspects of the work being done is the rescue and release of birds in their natural habitat. Secondly, the thrust is on conservation by creating awareness not only among the locals but also the common man, by conducting trails, visiting school and colleges, and making illustrated lecture presentations. Another important activity is the drive against habitat destruction ( as Kavadi Pat is under,garbage dumping, cattle grazing, and human intervention.
This is a special activity conducted by PCC for people of all ages. Bird watching trail to different habitats in and around Kavadi Pat are conducted every week. The trails include urban birding forests, scrubland, coastal trails, nature parks, national parks, and sanctuaries. Other trails include tree walks, butterfly walks, and herpetofauna trails under the guidance of experts, Special trails are conducted for school students with PowerPoint presentations.
Other activities conducted as a part of the project.
PCC publish a monthly Marathi magazine devoted entirely to environmental issues. It provides a platform for like-minded people to raise issues, discuss them, and try to find solutions. It gives an opportunity to amateur writers and encourages activists to communicate with each other.