What does the Conservation Participation Program entail?

With several species of wild animals and birds facing the threat of extinction, wildlife preservation has become paramount and we at Nature’s Nest feel the same. That is why to promote the conservation of wildlife and spread awareness regarding sustainable living and traveling, we invite you to join us in this journey.

We have established a Conservation Center within our premises that offers an engaging program, focusing on the enriching wildlife. Shaping various private land holdings into a habitat for different species that can thrive in the region, this one-of-a-kind program is an interactive experience that involves learning about various wild animals by participating in our ongoing initiatives.

Who can participate in the program?

The Conservation Participation Program will add value to environmental activists, conservationists, nature lovers, and sustainable travelers who are passionate about the environment. It is for anybody and everybody who worships nature and would like to contribute to its preservation. Having said that, the program is a boon and recognition for students and professionals in their early careers of subjects like wildlife, birding, environmental conservation, photography and writing and sustainable development. 

Where is the program conducted?

Conservation Participation Program will be conducted at Nature’s Nest, an establishment built sustainably in nature. This property spread over 4 and a half acre falls in the buffer region of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to several species of birds and animals and also hosts some migratory guests that are passing through during winter. 

What can you expect to learn from the program?

The name says it all – the program revolves around active participation in various initiatives dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. The Nature’s Nest Conservation Center currently has two projects that we are primarily focusing on – the Otter Conservation Project and the Large Owls Monitoring Project. As a participant, you will go on nature walks to check on the camera traps setup in the forest, look for signs of recent animal activity like poop droppings and analyze them carefully to gather research data highly useful in the years to come. 

While on a conservation trail, you can expect to spot different species of endangered and endemic birds, animals and reptiles. Right from nocturnal birds, migratory birds like Brown Wood Owl, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Malabar Trogon to reptiles, and mammals like the Otters, King Cobra, Bronzeback tree and vine snakes, crocodiles and many more.

What is expected of the program participants?

As you will be living and moving about in the wilderness, experiencing a life beyond civilization, there are a few things that we expect you to keep in mind while participating in the program. They are:

  • Be prepared to walk in mud, get your feet wet in water streams, and set up camera traps in unsuspecting places that might be in the bushes or on a tree. When in nature, you have to be physically active!
  • Adhere to a discipline behavior in the Nature’s Nest premises as well as on your nature trails
  • Be truly interested in wildlife preservation, sustainable living and travel, environmental conservation, bird spotting and ecology. 

Details 

Duration of the program: 15 days

Fees:

Rs. 15,995 (Basic)

Rs. 45,785 (Premium)

Inclusions in the Basic program:

  • Accommodation in dorms on a triple sharing basis
  • 3 organic meals per day based on a set menu
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from a veteran conservationist with over a decade of experience in wildlife preservation

Inclusions in the Premium program:

  • Accommodation in a cottage that affords privacy and peace
  • Organic meals made as per your preferences
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from a veteran conservationist with over a decade of experience in wildlife preservation