Mr. Gopakumar Pillai, Incharge – EPC & EnACT (left) and Mr. Devendra Gudile (right) with the rescued Barn Owl
On 29th January, 2016, the members of Environment Analysis and Conservation Team (EnACT) of Biotechnology Dept., found an injured Barn Owl in the campus building which was being attacked by crows.
The EnACT members rescued the bird and provided temporary shelter to the bird under the guidance of the faculty member, Prof. Gopakumar Pillai (Incharge of EnACT & EPC). The Environment Protection Cell took help form the Uran based NGO, Friends of Nature (FON) to rescue the bird. Mr. Nikhil Bhopale and Mr. Devendra Gudile from FON provided the necessary help on time. The bird was taken to the organization and provided first aid, food and shelter and released safely at night. The Environment Protection Cell is thankful to the NGO, Friends of Nature, Ms. Aishwarya Sridhar (B.M.M. student) and all the members of EnACT and EPC who have contributed to this rescue activity.