We did it! Cara Tejpal (@carapiranha), you did it! The powerful #crowdfunding #campaign that Cara has been tirelessly working on for almost two months, as part of Sanctuary Nature Foundation's (@sanctuaryasia) Mud on Boots project, has just surpassed its impressive target of one million rupees (Rs. 1,000,000) with two more days to go! 230 wonderful people donated to make this happen. Thank you for giving a fillip to these #earth #heroes who work against all odds to preserve our breathtaking natural heritage. Your support is invaluable! You could still donate too! Link in bio. You needn't be a #conservationist to conserve #nature! The Mud on Boots Project empowers the grassroots #conservationists who are usually overlooked by big organisations, government agencies and international donors, but who are making a real impact at the ground level. For example, in West Bengal, senior citizen Joydeb Pradhan has started a 'Seed Goat Reserve' to compensate villagers who lose goats to attacks by fishing cats. In Mizoram, forest guard Zakhuma Don has begun documenting the voluntary relocation of a village from the buffer of the Dampa Tiger Reserve. In Haryana, flora-lover Sunil Harsana is readying to plant the seeds of indigenous trees, which he collected through winter and spring, in the Mangar Bani forest. And in Assam, wildlife rehabilitator Manoj Gogoi (in picture) has already rescued over 28 individual wild animals, including a leopard! And these are just the highlights from a few of our leaders.
FYI Manoj Gogoi, here, feeds sibling White-breasted #kingfishers whom he rescued and nurtured to adulthood. They have since returned to the #wild.
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