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The Biodiversity Atlas – India Project gives out the following awards to its contributors:

Biodiversity Atlas: An award that honours long-term contributions to the natural history websites of the Biodiversity Atlas – India Project, and an outstanding service to the biodiversity community in India. This award is given to people who have done remarkable heavy-lifting of developing the website content.

Contributor of the Year: An award given out to the person who has contributed the largest number of images or spot records to each of the websites in a given year.

Contributor of the Month: An award for the most number of spot records in a month (qualify with a minimum of 100 images or 500 data points).


Biodiversity Atlas 2017: shared by Dr. Saji K. (4,273 images), Dr. Milind Bhakare (2,612 images), Paresh Churi (2,118 images), and Hemant Ogale (2,098 images) for their outstanding contribution to documentation of the early stages and larval host plants of Indian butterflies. They will each receive a natural history field guide as a gift. Congratulations, Biodversity Atlas 2017 winners!

Contributor of the Year 2017:
Nagraj V. is 2017's Contributor of the Year, with 388 images. He makes the Bengaluru Butterfly Club proud! Nagraj will receive a copy of the new Butterflies of Uttarakhand book as a gift. His contribution beat that of Rohit Girotra (324 images), Dattaprasad Sawant (279 images), Arun Lal (215 images), Tushar Bhagwat (214 images), and Firos A. K. (212 images). However, all their images help us map the spatial and temporal patterns of occurrence of Indian butterflies.

Contributor of the Month 2017:
The following awards are given in 2017. Each award winner will get a Biodiversity Atlas – India mug as a gift:
June 2017: Nagraj V. (200 images)
November 2017: Arun Lal (203 images).
No winners for other months.

Cite this page along with its URL as:

Kunte, K., Nitin R., and T. Karmakar. 2018. Butterflies Of India Contributor Awards. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.35. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.

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