For the last 10 years, FSL-India has been involved in the preservation and conservation of World Heritage Sites, i.e. Hampi, Western Ghats, Mahabalipuram and the Great Himalayan National Park. Established in 1984 and ranging more than 1000 sq km, the park is the natural habitat of numerous flora and fauna, several of which are threatened by extinction. In June 2014, it was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites due to its outstanding significance in biodiversity conservation.
Our volunteers will participate in activities that contribute towards the biodiversity conservation of this beautiful park. Awareness creation on waste management for international/national tourists and locals, cleanup of scenic spots and waterfalls along with the involvement of schoolchildren, a local NGO, the community, park officials, the Archaeological Society of India and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are all part of this adventure for nature lovers.
Interaction with ASI (Archaeological Society of India)
Learning sessions with the Park officials
Awareness rally on conserving natural resources and ecology
Conservation education at schools in buffer villages
Drawing educational pictures to promote bio-diversity
Teaching Basic English to the children
Playing games with children in non formal education method
Accommodation : At a rented guest house or hostel, with shared rooms. You will be provided with bunk beds. Toilets and bathrooms are separate, with shower facilities. Hot water will be made available.
Food: South Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.
Location: The location is Sairopa, in the district of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, North India, which is 500 km North-West of Delhi.
Leisure activities: Visit to different bird sanctuaries, tribal villages and cattle farms, interaction with tribals Interaction with the local community on development issues.
FSL-India has been running workcamps all over India since 2001. Over the years, FSL-India has developed a strong network of local partners and local volunteers in the regions where we conduct our camps. In every workcamp, FSL-India works in partnership with local NGOs – since they are able to identify the problems and needs of the locality. This helps us achieve sustainability and a larger impact in the work that we do. Partnering with a local NGO also helps in reaching out to the local community. In addition, FSL-India works in various fields in cooperation with Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, Ministry of Health, Education, Forest and Wildlife Departments and Local Self-governance Bodies.
The participation fee has to be paid on arrival to our Team Leader in Indian rupees.
VISA – The participants should come on Tourist visa