Wiki Loves Butterfly in North-East India (WLB-NEI)

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The overall purpose of Wiki Loves Butterfly in North-East India project is to increase the amount of free license materials regarding the butterfly species available in North-East India and related documentation and photographs in Wikipedia articles (Bengali language) in this regard and particular documentation of butterfly species of North-East India to be contributed in Wikispecies and Wikidata.

The WLB-NEI project further aims at broad spectrum of outreach program, knowledge sharing and interest generation among people about the way and means of butterfly as well as of Wikipedia, Wikimedia commons, Wikidata (the Wikimedia movement as a whole) by way of contributing quality images on butterfly related events to Wikimedia Commons and quality articles to Wikipedia involving more uses as we have done earlier in WLB project. Apart from that the Wikimedia movement and local communities will gain visibility and impetus through the success of this WLB-NEI project.

Funds[edit]

  1. Grants:Project/Rapid/Atudu/Wiki Loves Butterfly in North-East India (WLB-NEI)
  1. Grants:Project/Rapid/Atudu/Wiki_Loves_Butterfly_in_North_East_India_Part_II_(WLB-NEI-II)

Reports[edit]

  1. Grants:Project/Rapid/Atudu/Wiki_Loves_Butterfly_in_North-East_India_(WLB-NEI)/Report

Participants[edit]

Core Team[edit]

Name Image Role Designated for Field work Task Allocation
Ananya Mondal (talk)
Ananya Mondal.jpg
Mentoring, Preparing schedule, Identifying butterfly Creating and upgrading articles and Identification of Specices
Sandip Das (talk)
Sandip Das IMG 20160425 162648.jpg
Shooting butterfly specially in Macro Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Specices
Subhendu Khan (talk)
Subhendu Khan IMG 8529 1.jpg
Shooting butterfly, Identifying species Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Specices
Tamaghna Sengupta (talk)
Tamaghna Sengupta WLB IMG 0499pxt.jpg
Shooting butterfly, Identifying species Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Specices

Volunteer Involvement[edit]

Name Image Role in Project
Dipanjali Biswas
DIPANJALI BISWAS WLB.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons
Sourabh Biswas
Sourabh Biswas.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons and Article creation in EnWP
Souvick Mukherjee
MG 9627 Portrait with Butterfly.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons

Outreach[edit]

Name Image Role in Project
Gayatri Dutta
Gayatri Dutta New Contributor.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Species
Rahul Biswas
Rahul Biswas New Contributor DSC 1825.jpg
Video uploading in Commons
Sandex P Varghese
Sandex P Varghese DSC00145.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons specially Host Plants of Butterflies
Tanusri Mallick
Tanusri Mallick DSC 0396 1.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Species
Mahesh Baruah
Mahesh Barua, Assam of WLB project team WLB DSC 0656.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Species
Sarpita Bose
Sarpita Bose IMG 6480.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons specially life circle of butterfly
Bias Chakraborty
Beas Chakraborty.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons specially life circle of butterfly
Rajib Dey
Rajib Dey.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Species
Ruksha Limbu
Ruksha Limbu WLB-NEI.jpg
Photo uploading in Commons

Outcomes[edit]

List of Butterfly distribution family-wise and state-wise

State Name Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae Hesperiidae Total
Arunachal Pradesh 17 13 76 36 4 28 174
Assam 10 7 38 42 2 25 124
Meghalaya 0 3 3 0 0 0 6
Sikkim 6 4 43 11 3 22 91
Tripura 0 0 1 0 0 1 2

Big Butterfly Month India 2020[edit]

Facebook poster WLB.jpg

India has celebrated September 2020 as Big Butterfly Month. Research Institutes, Universities, Colleges, NGOs, Organisations,  all over the nation came under a single banner and worked together for the betterment of butterflies. People throughout the country participated in various activities like joined in the webinar on numerous topics of butterflies,  butterfly counting, documenting, butterfly photography competition, butterfly life cycle competition, butterfly drawing and origami competition for kids, butterfly essay competition, poetry on butterflies and many more. As a co-organiser of Big Butterfly Month event, Wiki Loves Butterfly organised one webinar on 15th September 2020. One hundred sixty participants all over the country registered for the talk. Sourabh Biswas delivered a session on Adult Butterflies Food Preferences as a representative of WLB. The session was also broadcasted live over WLB Facebook page. It was a grand success as participants were satisfied with the content and showed interest toward WLB and Wikimedia Commons. As an immediate effect, Ruksha Lewangh, a research scholar from Arunachal Pradesh, joined WLB.

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