Wiki Loves Butterfly in North-East India (WLB-NEI)/WLB Arunachal Pradesh
In this project, we have documented the available butterfly species and subspecies in Arunachal Pradesh. This is an extended part of the Wiki Loves Butterfly project namely Wiki Loves Butterfly in North-East India (WLB-NEI). In this project we are concentrating on the district wise butterfly species availability in different season in Arunachal Pradesh.
List of areas covered
- Dego kamki
- Poya Basti
|Name||Image||Role Designated for Field work||Task Allocation||Covered Area|
|Souvick Mukherjee (talk)||Shooting butterfly, Identifying species, Planning Outreach Programme||Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Species||Changlang district|
|Sourabh Biswas (talk)||Shooting butterfly, Identifying species, Planning Outreach Programme||Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Species||Changlang district|
|Tamaghna Sengupta (talk)||Shooting butterfly, Identifying species||Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Specices||West Kameng district|
|Dipanjali Biswas (talk)||Shooting butterfly||Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Species||Changlang district, East Siang district, East Kameng district|
|Subhendukhan (talk)||Shooting butterfly, Identifying species, Planning Outreach Programme||Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Species||East Siang district, West Siang district, Lower Subansiri district, East Kameng district|
|Ananya Mondal (talk)||Mentoring, Preparing schedule, Identifying butterfly||Creating and upgrading articles, Identification of Species and categorise the images||East Kameng district|
|SL No.||Name||Image||Role Designated for Field work||Task Allocation||Covered Area|
|1||Gayetri Dutta||Shooting butterfly, Identifying species||Photo uploading in Commons and Identification of Specices||East Kameng district, Lower Subansiri district|
|2||Rahul Biswas||Shooting butterfly||Video and Photo uploading in Commons||Lower Subansiri district|
WLB TEAM CO-ORGANISING 5th NORTH EAST BUTTERFLY MEET 2018
The Wiki Loves Butterfly Project team had done a significant & first water mark job by co-organizing & supporting a National level Butterfly meet at Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachl Pradesh ,India taking place from 29th September to 2nd October. The said butterfly meet entitled 5th North East Butterfly Meet-2018 organized by Butterflies of North East India Group & co-organized by Wiki loves Butterfly Group, Aaranyak, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. & Department of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, participants from different states of India like West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim, Kerala , Tamilnadu etc. They are documented ,photoshoot & oriented 180 butterfly species under the guidance of resource persons Mr. Monsoon Jyoti Gogoi (BNHS) & Mr. Ashism Kr. Choudhuri.
A nice presentation apertaining to Wiki Loves Butterfly project & Wikimedia Foundation was given by Mr. Subhendu Khan of WLB team assisted by another WLB team member Dipanjali Biswas which had subsequently cherished a good deal of outreach programme & the immediate outcome was the joining of a north east butterfly enthusiast Gayerti Dutta in our team. WLB team sponsored the prize for the best participant in Butterfly Quize session of the Meet & the prize, The Book Of Indian Butterfly by Mr. Issac Kehimkar was finally gifted by the champion participant to the forest guides of Pakke Tiger Reserve for development of their specific knowledge on butterflying. WLB swag materials highlighting WLB project & Wikimedia were also distributed among participants & others . Certificates containing WLB logo & other organizers’ logo were awarded to participants. A press release of the event was published in local newspaper. The event was a grand success.
WLB Team Participated in North-East Butterfly Meet 2020
Wiki Loves Butterfly again marked its footprints in Namdhapa Butterfly Meet 2020 held in Miao, Arunachal Pradesh from 5th March to 8th March. This third version of the above said meet instead can be easily termed as the festival was organised by SEED and co-organised by Namdapha National Park, Miao Explorer, Department of Tourism Arunachal Pradesh, ATREE, Act for Butterflies, Dapha Valley tours and travels and Arun Seth and Co. A total of 176 species of butterflies were observed, identified and photographed by 60 participants from twelve different states of India under the guidance of the butterfly man of India, Sri Issac Kehimkar.
Sourabh Biswas and Souvick Mukherjee represented WLB project team this time. Sourabh Biswas gave a beautiful presentation on Butterfly food habit accompanied by Souvick. WLB members have discussed about Wikimedia, and it's sister projects with the audience. They have also conducted a workshop on How to contribute to Wikimedia commons. People were convinced and showed significant interest in it. Some of them immediately agreed to contribute their pictures in Wikimedia commons. Mrs.Tanusri Mallick from West Bengal, Dipta Roy and Piyali Roy from Assam expressed their interest to work with WLB team.
They have convinced local people and participants about the butterfly conservation and their importance in nature from their stall at the meet. They also distributed Wikimedia swag materials, project description, butterfly articles, butterflies postcards among the people turned up in the event. They have also managed to send some items to Pasighat college and Indra Gandhi government collge, Tezu via participant students. WLB also contributed two butterfly books A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of India by Peter Smetacek to the Miao based NGO Society for Education and Environmental Development, SEED.
WLB team further extended their stay at Deban camp, Namdhapa for exploration of butterflies. Those two days were extremely productive, and they were blessed with some beautiful and rare butterflies. They have managed to document more than 130 species of butterflies from Namdhapa nation park. The meet was a grand success.