MoU Signed between GIZ, GEER Foundation and the Gujarat Forest Department

Conservation and Sustainable Management of Existing and Potential Coastal and Marine Protected Areas(CMPA). The CMPA Project is jointly implemented by the C&S Division of MoEFCC and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on

Pink Celebration 15

Organised Pink Celebration to rejoice the courtship dance of Flamingos of Porbandar.

World Wetland Day 15

Celebrated World Wetland Day with Guides of Gir WLS at Mokarsagar. Guides were trained on waterbird identification and wetland education.

Asiatic Lion Landscape Conservation Seminar

Presented the importance of wetland landscape approach wrt POrbandar Wetlands at Gir Learning Centre, Sasan

Ecotourism Workshop at Gandhinagar

Presented “Wetlands of Porbandar” at “National Workshop on Landscape Approach to long term conservation- Man and Wildlife in a landscape & Eco-tourism- An approach to long term conservation” at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.

Wetland Education

Students, Forest officers and Naturalists of Sasan Visited Mokarsagar Wetland Porbandar.

Doordarshan Broadcasting

Dhaval Varagiya interesting with community members of Tukda village for Doordarshan Broadcasting.

Asian Waterbird Census at Mokarsagar

SSDCSC in the collaboration with Porbandar Forest Division- Porbandar, Indian Coastguard- Porbandar, GWCS and MWCC organised Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) on 1st February- 2015 and recorded 1,93,358 waterbirds. •17 birdwatchers from Jamnagar and Porbanda

Mokarsagar Website Lauched

Dr. A P Singh, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Circle, Junagadh, launched a dedicated website exclusively for wetlands of Porbandar. Initially, Website is sponsored by Mr Bhaskar Thankey, Fund raiser and Cofounder of MWCC.

Demarcation survey of proposed Sanctuary

MWCC provided necessary support to BCRLIP- Gir team and Forest department in the demarcation project of proposed Mokarsagar Bird Sanctuary.

State Expert of CMPA Project

Mr Dhaval Vargiya, Cofounder, Visitited GIZ India office at New Delhi and presented the findings as the state expert of CMPA project. http://indo-germanbiodiversity.com/index.php?r=event/view&id=83

Sustainable Tourism Study

From left Mr Dhaval Vargiya (Gujarat State Expert and Cofounder of MWCC), Mr Kishor joshi (Cofounder and Scientific adviser, MWCC), Mr Matthias Beyer (International expert), Dr Seema Bhatt (National Cordinatior).

Wetland Cleanup

In June 2015, a group of wetland lovers cleaned the area close to first watchtower and collected the left over of the Banjaras who follow pastoral practice.

Golden Jubilee celebration at Sasan

Delegates of MWCC participated in two days workshop on Lion landscape in September 2015.

Dr B C Chaudhary, Scientist, WII

Dr B C Chaudhary, Scientist, WII visited Mokarsagar and other wetlands in August 2015

Wetlands International- S Asia

Delegates of Wetlands International- South Asia visited Mokarsagar in February 2015 for the Ramsar site project.

Visit to Bombay Natural History Society

Mr Dhaval Vargiya, visited BNHS in August 2015 and met Dr Asad Rahmani to discuss the potentials of Mokarsagar to be the Important Bird Area (IBA). He also met Dr Raju Kasambe to be involved in activities of Indian Bird Conservation Network.