Bandipur, 15th April 2012 Dhole’s Den has from its inception as an idea has been always a home to new thoughts, ideas, views and sparks. It was our wish to give the work that we do for the community and the areas we are in, a name a form and a purpose and of course a future.
Thus The Dhole’s Den Research Foundation has been found. Now many of you would ask why another one when there are already so many in the scene. But we hope to make a difference in our field in our own way.
The foundation as its name suggests is born out of a sheer love for the Dholes and animals in general and to facilitate research in knowing them better as knowledge has no end. This knowledge and the information that we can get from the result of the research should allow us to understand the world of the wild so that we don’t do more harm. The foundation sees its work also in working with the new generation. Awareness is already there but implementation and practice is the need of the hour.
We had our first program with the Mangala School and it was to collect plastic and glass bottles from the Huliamma Temple, a small temple on the edge of Bandipur National Park. The temple gets regular visitors once a week every Tuesday and we were glad that our visit coincided with that. In full sight of the temple visitors the boys and girls who were divided into groups by Sukanta and given bags to segregate plastic, glass and paper.
2013 brings with it a new development for us. Dhole’s Den who has been our main Sponsor and provides all Support has come up with a new idea and we are very excited about it.
How about pitching your own tent at the premises in Dhole’s Den? A Chance to stay out in the open and have a puristic experience. Guests of this facility can either bring in their own tents or use the ones provided by us. Basic facilities like toilets and a open shower are already there at Dhole’s Den and can be utilised by you.
A large Portion of the proceeds will go straight into the Dhole’s Den Research foundation and yes you will be able to enjoy the Food and facilities at Dhole’s Den.
All you pay is INR 3000 per Person. And a full 50% of it goes into the Dhole’s Den Research Foundation. This money goes in supporting our local school with books, compass boxes, excursions for children and other help that Dhole’s Den Foundation has been extending on a regular basis. The idea is to fund as our name suggests research on the flora and fauna of Bandipur in specific.
How about showing your true colour? Do you tick green and socially responsible? Then call Dhole’s Den and get more Information.