The Department of Hospitality and Event Management is organising an Event 'DVIPA' , Conversations over Conservations on The 3rd of March 2020.
About the event : What is wildlife day?
An opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people.
Aspects about wildlife conservation :
Preservation and protection of animals, plants, and their habitats to help protect wildlife, it's important to understand how species interact within their ecosystems, and how they're affected by environmental and human influences.
Chief Guest : Mr. Prakash Matada
Prakash Matada is a filmmaker who is fascinated with wildlife and understands the importance of its conservation. He believes in creating imagery that draws audiences in, captivates their hearts and spirits, and emotionally connects them with nature. Matada has collaborated with scientists, policymakers, and National Geographic Explorers, creating content that showcases their work effectively. His short documentary Wild Seve, about human-wildlife conflict mitigation, has been selected and honored globally on many platforms, including National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase. Matada has dedicated considerable time working with various indigenous communities and endemic species in the Western Ghats of India—a biodiversity hotspot—while making an 8-part series of short conservation films. He has also worked extensively in grasslands and scrub forests to document the relationship between shepherds and Indian wolves. Due to the urgency of many conservation issues, most nature documentaries and videos are produced for adult audiences. Matada believes that we also have to invest in children’s educational media in order to build long-term tolerance toward wildlife. As a National Geographic Explorer, Matada is currently working to create a much-needed, inspiring, and engaging nature education video series on high-conflict wildlife species for children in India who live close to the forest.