In 2011 and 2012, Youth For Conservation (YFC) conducted a series of outreach programs in Tamil Nadu with the support of Wildlife Conservation Society - India Program and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Mumbai. These outreach programs ‘The Truth About Tigers Outreach Marathon’ and ‘Save Our Sholas Outreach Marathon’ reached around 50,000 students in eighteen districts across Tamil Nadu.
This led to ‘The Planet and You’ program, which was conceived by Shekar Dattatri, an award-winning wildlife and conservation filmmaker, and designed and developed by K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar, a nature photographer and conservation educator. The program was structured to span a six month period in three districts In Tamil Nadu.
The pilot program will be initiated in September 2013 and we are excited to reach out to the students enrolled in the program.