Forest Department Staff Training
Snake rescue and rehabilitation training of forest dept. staffs throughout India is another addition to the credentials of SPOAR. The members of this organization are often contacted from different conserved forest regions throughout the region in order to train department staff. The duties of a forest guard is actually as extensive as it could get and often, they have to rescue wild animals including snakes from nearby localities. In these cases, danger is inevitable if he/she is lacking proper training and knowledge. Through these training programmes, SPOAR’s main motto was to boost up their knowledge both practically and theoretically. The training included theory sessions with help of power point presentation on local snakes and brief ideas about them and practical sessions emphasizing on rescuing techniques with proper equipments on live specimens. Till now SPOAR has executed ten training programmes successfully in Bandhavgarh National Park (2 times), Pench National Park(2 times), Chakrashila National Park, Lothian island in Sundarbans, Manas National Park (2 times), Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary and Jaldapara National Park. The success of the training sessions is evident as there is a marked improvement in the rescue operatios executed by forest guards.