BIO-DIVER­SITY RACE HELD AT MATHERAN

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THANE: To pro­mote tourism and spread aware­ness about con­ser­va­tion, Matheran or­gan­ised a ‘bio-diver­sity’ race — a first of its kind ini­tia­tive. The vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the race were asked to doc­u­ment plant and an­i­mal species. The event was part of the ‘Green Fes­ti­val’ which kicked off on May 11. A to­tal of 11 teams, com­pris­ing five mem­bers each, took part in the race.

“My in­ter­est in­cludes know­ing about bio-diver­sity. The ex­pe­ri­ence at the hill sta­tion was good. We tracked for more than 12 hours and that helped us achieve 2,340 points. We started as am­a­teur and doubted if we would win,” said Nipun Nabar, mem­ber of the win­ning team, Ori­en­tal Dwarf King­fisher.

The race will even­tu­ally help the for­est de­part­ment in doc­u­men­ta­tion of an­i­mals and plants at the hill sta­tion.

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