The Green Army organized the Great Backyard Bird Count during Feb 12-17, 2016. Dr Antony P.U, the Coordinator of GBBC took the initiatives to organize this drive. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) organized by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society engages bird watchers of all ages in watching and counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. In India, the Great Backyard Bird Count–India is operational since 2013. The GBBC Campus Bird Count is a coordinated effort to document the birdlife in multiple campuses across India. Outside protected areas like national parks, sanctuaries and reserved forests, campuses in India often contain surprisingly large amounts of important habitat for birds and other wildlife. Many students from the department of Life Sciences actively participated in this. Volunteers of Green Army have compiled a bird identification field guide for the birds found in CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Central campus. This book was also released during GBBC on Feb 17, 2016.
“GUHANAGIRI” – a book on Urban Wild Life, written by Pradeep Hegde and Sagar H S - two students from the Department of Life Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) - was released on August 23, 2016 at the Council Room, Central Block, Ground Floor at 04:00 pm. The book was published by the Centre for Publications, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The Chief Guest of the function was D. V Girish, Trustee, Centre for Wild Life Studies. The other dignitaries who attended the function included the Pro Vice Chancellor Fr Abraham V M, Registrar Dr Anil Joseph Pinto and Dr Antony P.U, faculty , Dept of Life Sciences.
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