Date(s) - 07/10/2017
7:00 am - 11:15 am
To commemorate the 63rd Wildlife Week the Karnataka Forest Department is organizing a ‘Cycling rally’ to create awareness about some of the prevalent issues that wildlife in our state faces. This event is scheduled to take place on the 7th of October, 2017 where cyclists and enthusiastic supporters of wildlife will cycle from the Forest Department headquarters at Aaranya Bhavan to Bannerghatta National Park a distance of approximately 24 km.
Every year the first week of October is celebrated as wildlife week in the state of Karnataka and various events involving the participation from the local public are conducted to garner support for the cause. Traditionally events such as painting and essay writing competitions are conducted for children. However, this year in order to increase awareness and involve people from all walks of life the department is conducting the “BNP Cyclothon 2017”.
The reason cycling has been chosen as a medium for spreading the awareness is because in addition to being one of the most sustainable means of transportation in our country it is also environmentally conscious; and a great way to get out there and have some fun! The route chosen from Bangalore city to the rural landscapes of Bannerghatta will allow participants to truly understand the effects of urbanization on our natural landscapes. Along the scheduled route for the event- ‘pit stops’ for the cyclists are also aimed at acting as information and awareness posts to educate crowds on the challenges of conservation and the urgent need for citizens to involve themselves in protecting our rich biodiversity.
Even if you aren’t participating in the cyclothon we request you all to be there to show your support. For the denizens of Bangalore make your presence felt for the precious wildlife of our country.
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/BNPCyclathon17
Route map: https://goo.gl/VLkC2g
(Start point: Aranya Bhavan | End point: Koli Farm Gate (Office of the Deputy Conservator of Forests – Bannerghatta NP)
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