The Nature Volunteers (TNV) is a leading conservation movement NGO and a not-for-profit organization functioning from Indore, MP. It celebrated its silver jubilee in 2016-17. TNV is a registered organisation with a top track record of variety of works such as wetland conservation, bird habitat protection, save tiger campaign, raising environment and climate issues at national and international fora, publishing books to create awareness in the masses, especially among the student community, organising bird watching camps, participating in bird surveys, vulture counts and so on. Much before the climate change and environment degradation emerged as global challenges, TNV had started its modest field work in these areas.
The construction work is under progress of a wetland Nature Knowledge Centre in the Sirpur Lake area, Indore, with the help of the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC). The upcoming Centre will be a highly advanced interpretation centre. It will provide an incredible insight into all aspects of nature, focusing on wetland ecosystem and wildlife of Central India.
The Nature Knowledge Centre will include the following:
1.A Butterfly Conservatory
2.A Biodiversity Park
3.Auditorium and amphitheatre for environment related programmes
4.Residential facilities for researchers
Launching Save Sarus Campaign at Yashwant Sagar, Indore: Yashwant Sagar is another IBA in Indore’s vicinity. It was designated so because of the breeding population of the threatened Sarus Crane (Antigone antigone). The wetland is engulfed by various problems that require immediate attention.
Large scale awareness campaign for the highly endangered Lesser Florican (Sypheotides indicus) in the districts of Dhar, Ratlam, Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh)
Renew the Save tiger campaign in Central India.
Intensive study of migratory patterns of birds at Sirpur and other wetlands of the Malwa region
~Dev Kumar Vasudevan