RAJASTHAN ZOO EXPOSURE PROJECT 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 210€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/IND/RZE2017
- Dispo : 5M / 4F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Today when wildlife habitats are under severe pressure and a large number of species of wild fauna have become endangered, the zoos not only sustain their own populations but also augment the depleting populations of endangered species in the wild. As zoos are visited by a large number of visitors, zoos are used as a platform for educating people about the protection of habitat, ecosystems and forests,and maintaining the life supporting processes of nature. Well planned and appropriately designed zoos can sensitize visitors to the dangers of a hostile or indifferent attitude towards nature. This project aims to promote knowledge and understanding of the wild world through the medium of zoos. While Rajasthan is most commonly known for its desert and beautiful palaces, not too far from Udaipur lies a biological park, preserving a natural and sustainable environment for many endangered species. Our Zoo for Education on Wildlife &Habitat Preservation program you to work directly in the Biological Park with the Park Veterinary Doctor &forest rangers and staff. Your work will contribute towards improvement in wildlife data collection and research, promotion of environmental and animal friendly practices for the local villagers and tourists, as well as basic care for wild and rescued animals. The program may be particularly appealing for anyone with an interest in wildlife protection or simply with a desire to spend some time working in a peaceful natural environment, while helping to preserve an area that is home to many animals in need of special protection. You will get an opportunity to work on several options mentioned below depending on the length of your stay, ongoing activities at the zoo as per priority of The Biological Parks’ Working plan &seasonal implications. You will be able to add on to any specific body of work that will be carried forward by the following participants. For better consistency and more benefits for the project, you are likely to be engaged in only as many activities as the project management may decide for you. It is important that you are aware of this important factors and that you do not feel disappointed with the lack of variety in the work that you do. You may ask for your preferred tasks.
You will be accommodated in our center which is located five kilometers away from the Udaipur’s center. Our rooms allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and shared toilet with your roommates. There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available to store your belongings. We have Wi-Fi at the centre. Unfortunately, the quality of internet is not as we are accustomed to in most western countries and might be slower and irregular occasionally. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
The Royal city of Udaipur located in the state of Rajasthan is commonly called the Venice of the East and nicknamed ‘the city of lakes’ is located in the princely state of Rajasthan. Primarily known for its art and architecture, it has temples dating as far back as 950 AD and palaces dating back to the Rajput era. Fans of The Jungle Book and James Bond films may recognize Udaipur as the birthplace of Bagheera and the location for the Roger Moore starrer Octopussy. Drawing several million tourists a year, it has loads to offer in terms of art, architecture, culture and cuisine. With all of this and more, Udaipur is one of the cities everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Our house is located five kilometers away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need. The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation. Jaisalmer, a gigantic sandcastle that remains inhabited and has mesmerized people from all over the world. With ninety nine bastions, the castle encircles shops, a palace and more. Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage town that is set around a holy late and home to one of the few Brahma temples, over fifty bathing ghats and over 400 temples. The main street is a long bazaar, where you can find any souvenir you can think of to bring back home. Jodhpur, dubbed “The Blue City” for its blue-tinted edifices, Jodhpur is considered an architectural masterpiece due to its ever-photogenic streets and Mehrangarh, a magnificent fort that towers over the town. Jaipur, a colorful and flamboyant city made famous by the Hawa Mahal, a pink-toned building that towers over the main bazaar and was historically built for royal women to be able to see festivals without being on the streets. Ajmer, famous for its Islamic heritage and for containing one of India’s most important Muslim pilgrimage centers. In Ajmer, you’ll be able to find examples of Muslim architecture such as the Jain golden temples.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at Maharana Pratap Airport (Udaipur) on Sundays.