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Ecological Education
National Green Corps (NGC)

District-wise List of Eco-clubs in Gujarat


Letter Regarding District Young Eco-Ambassador


Nomination Form for the "Prakruti Khoj"- The Environment Quiz under National Green Corps

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India nominated GEER Foundation as the nodal agency for Gujarat State for the programme of National Green Corps (NGC) in the year 2001.

To effectively conduct environmental education and awareness programmes, the Foundation has formed 6,842 eco-clubs in as many schools with 50 students & one teacher in each eco-club. The network of  6,360 teachers work towards sensitizing 3,18,000 students from different parts of Gujarat  on environment-related issues. The Foundation has formed 250 eco-clubs per district in Gujarat and appointed District Coordinators. It works in synchronization  with the line department officers- Dy. Conservator of Forests (DCF) & District Education Officer (DEO) and has formed two advisory committees- State level steering committee and district implementation & monitoring committee.

As per the task assigned by the Gujarat Forest Department, GEER Foundation has successfully achieved the target of forming 300 eco-clubs (150 eco-clubs formed under NGC programme and 150 eco-clubs formed under Brihad Gir programme). in 300 villages surrounding the Gir National Park and Sanctuary (Junagadh, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts) for conservation of the Asiatic Lion.


Young Eco Ambassadors for NGC 2011 2012                                                 Colour Plate

  • Taluka and District levels competition for selection.

  • Selection process by the District Committee and District Coordinators.

  • 25 Young District Eco Ambassadors recognized.

  • District Eco Ambassadors 2010 and 2011 invited for NEC at GEER Foundation.

  • 3 Days Workshop for Young Eco Ambassadors Wildlife Week 2011

  • Interaction with scientific staff on major five topics:

  • Introduction of flora & Flora of Gujarat.

  • Introduction of Mammals & Mammals of Gujarat.

  • Introduction of Avifauna & Avifauna of Gujarat

  • Introduction of Reptiles & Reptiles of Gujarat and

  • Introduction of Marine Life & Marine Biodiversity of Gujarat.


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