New Delhi, 21 August 2015: The Delhi City Finals of the 8th Wild Wisdom Quiz was held today. An initiative of WWF- India, the Wild Wisdom Quiz is Asia’s largest and India’s only wildlife quiz at the national level. The quiz aims to provide students a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the wildlife of this country, build their interest towards the rich natural legacy and inspire them to work towards its conservation.
Keeping in tune with United Nation’s declaration of 2015 as the ‘International Year of the Soil’, this year’s Wild Wisdom Quiz highlights the importance and conservation of soil. The quiz tests children’s aptitude and knowledge on soil, minerals, evolution, climate change and sustainability, apart from issues of Indian wildlife and global biodiversity.
The quiz has received participation from 25,000 students, pan-India so far. The first city level quiz was held in New Delhi today and will culminate with the finals on 7 October 2015.
75 schools from Delhi participated at this event at WWF-India’s Auditorium in the Junior and Middle School category. The winners of the Junior level quiz were Susheel G Shenoy & Indra Deshmukh from Scottish High School. The Quiz culminates at this level for them whereas the Middle School winners, Dhriti Bindra & Aryashree Bannerjee from ASN Sr. Secondary School will go on to compete with 14 other teams at the National Level, to be held at New Delhi on 7th October 2015.
The winners were felicitated by Dr. N.Khare from the Ministry of Earth Sciences, which is also a supporter of the Quiz this year.
WWF-India is one of the largest conservation organizations engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country. It has an experience of over four decades in the field and has made its presence felt through a sustained effort not only towards nature and wildlife conservation, but sensitizing people by creating awareness through capacity building and enviro-legal activism.
It is a part of WWF International, which is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
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