Bird Studies Canada's Atlantic Program Manager, Becky Stewart, was chosen to participate in a Rotary International Group Study Exhange. Becky, along with three other young professionals, will be travelling to Maharashtra, India in November of 2012. Along the way, Becky will have the opportunity to meet with fellow BirdLife International partner, the Bombay Natural History Society. This blog was created so BSC members and rotarians alike can follow Becky on her upcoming adventure.
So I arrived at work this morning to find a copy of Chickadee magazine, thoughtfully left by my young friend Eric Blaney. This month the magazine is all about India and I couldn't help but share it with you...plus the map above is much nicer than the one I posted.
This past weekend the Group Study Exchange team met for the last time (before our trip) to finalize plans and practice the presentation we'll be delivering to several Rotary Clubs. I'm in charge of describing Canada's wildlife...no great surprise, it is a bit biased towards birds...but I will do my best to include a mammal or two as well, maybe even a reptile. I also heard from the Bombay Natural History Society yesterday morning, and I'll be giving a presentation to their members on November 22 in Mumbai.
I am very much looking forward to meeting other wildlife biologists and conservationists while in India, and am hoping to bring home new and innovative conservation approaches that can be applied in the Maritimes.