: The project 'Mobile Apps 4 Climate Change: A Citizen Science Programme for Schools in Metros' proposed by Dr V Shubhalaxmi, Founder and Director at Ladybird Consulting LLP, is the sole winner from India of the 'Alumni Innovation Engagement Fund' annually announced by the United States Department of International Alumni Exchange.
The project involves development of 3 three mobile apps on urban birds, butterflies and trees of four metros- Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad that will bring urban biodiversity information on the fingertips of the users.
WWF-India will work with schools in Hyderabad, Delhi and Kolkata to help students document campus biodiversity through the Mobile App developed by Ladybird Environmental Consulting (LEC).
WWF-India has been involved in students based initiatives in India since 1976 and has created a cadre of young environmentalist that is close to over 200,000 strong.
Mr P K Sharma, PCCF (WL) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Telangana Forest Department, was the Chief Guest at the launch event to the project at L V Prasad Eye Institute today.
Mr Anil Kumar V Epur, Chairman, WWF-India in his opening remarks said, 'For today's technology savvy students, this mobile app will help generate curiosity about biodiversity and encourage students to get involved in documenting biodiversity as a student scientist.' UNI KNR VV ADB1531 NNNN
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