Topic: Conservation strategies for wildlife outside national parks and wildlife sanctuaries

Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are protected environments with legal status for the conservation of biodiversity.

However, less than 40% area of the Western Ghats, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, falls within these protected areas. With 40% of the ghats extending into Kerala, it becomes imperative that we understand the issues facing the conservation of the areas that lie outside the legal protection of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

Through this presentation competition, we hope to engage young minds and encourage them to identify, understand and analyse the challenges for conservation of wildlife outside wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, and come up with novel solutions in time for wildlife week 2021.


1st Prize

Lulu Mujeebrahman

BSc Botany

St.Joseph’s College Devagiri, Devagiri, Kozhikode

2nd Prize

Saranya J

BSc Botany

Sanatana Dharma College,Kalarcode,Alappuzha

3rd Prize

Christeena Jacob

Msc Zoology

Dr Gafoor Memorial MES College , Mampad college post, Malappuram

Shortlisted candidates

  • Aiswarya GS, Mahathma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Anchu Vinod, Bishop Abraham Memorial College, Mallappally, Pathanamthitta
  • Ashly Sojan, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Mundur, Palakkad
  • Basim A, DGM MES College, Mampad, Malappuram
  • Christeena Jacob, DGM MES College, Mampad, Malappuram
  • Devika Ajayakumar, Alphonsa College, Pala, Kottayam
  • Jonathan Edward De Rozario, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University, Pookode, Wayanad
  • Lulu, St. Joseph’s college Devagiri, Kozhikode
  • Mary Angel Jackson, St.Joseph’s College Irinjalakuda, Thrissur
  • Parvathy AG, Mahathma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Saranya J, Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha
  • Vardha Naourin P, Farook College, Kozhikode

Important dates:

Last date for registration: 25 August 2021
An orientation session for registered students: 29th August 2021(Sunday) 6:00 PM
Last date for uploading presentation: 20 September 2021
Communication to shortlisted students: 1st October 2021
Presentation date: 3rd October 2021


  • Registration is free
  • The presentation can be in English or Malayalam
  • The competition is open to all graduate and postgraduate students from the colleges in Kerala
  • Those who appeared their final examinations 2021 also eligible to participate
  • Participants need to register for the competition by 25 August 2021
  • Maximum 15 slides are allowed in the presentation
  • The content of the presentation should be original
  • Initial screening will be based on the presentation slides uploaded
  • Presentation should be in slideshow format
  • Shortlisted participants will be informed a week earlier of the presentation
  • Each shortlisted participant will get 10 minutes for presenting their idea

Live presentations session during national wildlife week, 3rd October 2021.