LOCAL PROJECT: BUTTERFLY MONITORING IN DOON VALLEY

Located at: Dehradun District, Uttarakhand, India

Host organization(s):

Titli Trust: https://www.titlitrust.org

Doon Nature Walks: http://www.titlitrust.org/Doon_Nature_Walks.html

Doon Nature Walks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/975091002525824

Contact person(s):

Sanjay Sondhi: sanjay.sondhi1@gmail.com; +91 9412052189

Aim of the project

  • Annual systematic biodiversity assessments for Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) across multiple sites in Dehradun
  • Data generation for butterfly diversity and their trends over time
  • Generation of species checklist of butterflies
  • Awareness and outreach of butterflies amongst Doon citizens

Regular activities

  • Annual butterfly and moth diversity assessments since 2010 and 2017, respectively
  • Awareness and outreach programs focused on butterflies and lesser-known fauna
  • Periodic weekend walks, focused on nature
  • Support to Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival, organised by Uttarakhand Forest Department

Infrastructure for hosting visiting butterfly-watchers?

There is no specific infrastructure to host visiting butterfly-watchers. However, Dehradun can be made a base for visits to nearby areas for observing butterflies.

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Page citation

Sondhi, S. 2022. LOCAL PROJECT: BUTTERFLY MONITORING IN DOON VALLEY . In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.