C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC) celebrated Earth Day 2008 with the theme ‘Bring Back the Birds’. A book titled ‘Birdywood Buzz’ written by Ms. Shamim Padamsee was released on the occasion. The first copy of the book was handed over by Mr. P.C. Ramakrishna, noted theater personality to a girl from the SOS Children’s village.
Mr. P.C. Ramakrishna also read out passages from the book, while Mr. Ashok Rajagopalan supported the narration through beautiful illustrations. The idea was to bring out the diversity that exists in the avian world and also the important role that birds play in our environment.
Short films on ‘Vultures’ and ‘Point Calimere’ were also shown to the children on the ocassion. A powerpoint presentation titled ‘Birds of Chennai’ was made by Dr.T.Sundaramoorty, Head – Biodiversity Division, CPREEC, to make the children realise the necessity to bring back the birds in Chennai.