*HCMF together with Saevus Wildlife Magazine have jointly instituted the Wildlife Warriors Awards for 2014 & 2015.These awards recognize individuals being employees of the Forest Department from national parks & sanctuaries.In 2014 selection was made from 5 selected national parks and in 2015 selection was made from 10 neglected sanctuaries. Nominations are subjected to an extensive review by Saevus and a short list given to the Awards Jury for consideration of the awards.
Saevus-HCMF Wildlife Warrior Awards for 2015 announced:Link text here...
Announced in the Huffington Post in July 2015.Link text here...
Awards Function in July 2015 covered by the Punekar News.Link text here...
*HCMF has together with Saevus Wildlife Magazine instituted the "Youth4clicks:Lessons in the wild".This free workshop is intended for deserving young photographers with economic constraints who will be taught wildlife photography through practical on field tutoring at a National Park for 6 days.The tutors will be two well known wildlife photographers.The student to tutor ratio will be 8:2.The location will be a well known national park in India.In 2014 the location was Ranthambhore National Park.In 2015 the location was Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. In 2016 the location was Kaziranga National Park & in 2017 the location was Kanha National Park.The 2017 edition was for women only.
HCMF is supporting the Saevus Natural Capital Olympiad 2016-17.This Olympiad encourages children to learn and understand all things green and to inculcate in them a connection with nature.The Olympiad is expecting to register 25,000 students for 2016-17.
*HCMF has set up a travel & wildlife fund with the John Martyn Memorial School,Dehra Dun for under privileged children to inculcate in them an awareness for travel and wildlife.HCMF has also provided funds for a similar purpose to the Nirmal Primary School,Pandara Road,Delhi run by the Tara Vati Ram Gopal Mehra Foundation for under privileged children.In both cases HCMF sponsored trips to various locations including Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary,Rajasthan and Nature Camps
*HCMF has sponsored the photo book entitled"India"s Magical Diversity" by Dr Asad Rahmani & Dhritiman Mukherjee.Dr Rahmani is the Director of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) & Dhritiman is a well known wildlife photographer.
*HCMF has donated Rs.50,000 to the family of the late Rampal Saini,the forest guard who was unfortunately killed by a tiger while on duty at Ranthambhore National Park on 8/5/15.
HCMF supports WWF-India for general conservation projects through donations.
HCMF supports The Corbett Foundation and has donated towards their Corpus Fund.It has supported TCF projects relating to Kaziranga flood relief work and building of highlands at a village at Kaziranga.
HCMF supports Tiger Watch and has donated funds for purchase of camera traps.
*Ashok Mahindra of HCMF has launched a coffee-table photo book titled 'Capturing Wildlife Moments in India", released in Mumbai on 22/5/15.
Available on the BNHS website:
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Available on the Amazon-India website:Link text here...
Available on the Amazon-UK website:Link text here...
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Book release by Jamshyd Godrej,May 2015
Book release,J.Godrej & A. Rahmani May 2015
Presentation to Dr. Umesh Karkare,June 2015
Vikas Gupta,Director,Sanjay Gandhi National Park,July 2015
Praveen Siddannavar,Wildlife Photographer,July 2015
Wildlife Awards Function on 27-7-15
with Homi Khusrokhan,President BNHS
Speaking at Wildlife Warriors Awards Function 27-7-15