Wildlife groups for India

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For those interested in Wildlife in India you may want to join any of the groups below. Most of these groups exchange both information as well as photos.

All India

india-nature-pixs@yahoogroups.com
Possibly the largest wildlife photography group in India. Many members also post on the forum of: http://www.indianaturewatch.net

insectindia@yahoogroups.com
A group of insect lovers and entomologists interested in the Indian sub-continent. Insects here means members of class Insecta ; all insects except Butterflies, Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies.

butterflyindia@yahoogroups.com
600 people who exchange information about butterflies in India

mothsindia@yahoogroups.com
150 plus people discuss anything to do with Indian moths

dragonflyindia@yahoogroups.com
A group dedicated to dragonflies and damselflies of India

spiderindia@yahoogroups.com
As the name suggests, this group is for sharing information on spiders in India

Reptileindia@yahoogroups.com
133 people who are fond on reptiles and exchange information and photos on the subject

amphibianindia@yahoogroups.com
A small group which exchanges information on frogs and other amphibians from India

wildflowerindia@yahoogroups.co m
This group is meant for people interested in sharing photographs and information of wild flowers in India

indiantreepix@googlegroups.com
In this group members interact with each mainly through posting pictures of trees, bark and tree flowers

Regional

delhibirdpix@googlegroups.com
Well established birding platform for Delhi with more than 600 members

bgnbirds@yahoogroups.com
Large birding group with 978 members who exchange information pertaining to the birds in and around Bangalore

mountabubirding@yahoogroups.co m
Birding forum for Mount Abu and Kutch region

iora@yahoogroups.com
The birding group for Gujarat.

BiCoSoGuj@yahoogroups.com
A small group for senior and seasoned birdwatchers in Gujarat state.

Worldwide but with good India representation

orientalbirdingpix@yahoogroups .com
A 1766 large member list of people interested in wild birds, birding and conservation in the Oriental region. In association with the Oriental Bird Club. Many members from India.

Herp-pix@yahoogroups.com
Herp-pix was created for people to share photographs of wild reptile and amphibian species found throughout the world. With a good number of India based members
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An extremely wild & gamey post .... but very informative reference links!
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Thanks Peak and thanks to the moderator who made it a sticky.
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Great info Birds. Thanks. We could add some NGOs too ...

Aaranyak http://www.aaranyak.org/ are based in Guwahati and mainly active in the North East
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Birders in Karnatka

Found a good site for birders in Karnataka: http://karnatakabirds.googlepages.com/home

It also provides links to other birding sites in India on:
http://karnatakabirds.googlepages.co...inginkarnataka
http://karnatakabirds.googlepages.com/links

And, for the really committed, checklists.

By the way, some of India's birders are very actively including information and photographs of Indian birds on Wikipedia see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_India.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sp...tions/J.M.Garg

The guys behind this are very serious birders and, the general consensus is that most information is correct. They are building a great resource!


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Conservation groups

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Aaranyak http://www.aaranyak.org/ are based in Guwahati and mainly active in the North East
Good idea!

Some other conversation groups are:

All India: defendingwildindia@yahoogroups .com

For Goa: wildgoa@yahoogroups.com, greengoa@yahoogroups

For Bangalore: bgncore@yahoogroups.com, HasiruUsiru@yahoogroups.com

For Mumbai: http://www.savebombaycommittee.org, prakruti@yahoogroups.com

For Thane Mumbai: http://www.yuwarajgurjar.com and hopethane@yahoogroups.com

There are plenty more. For almost every area in India there is either a Yahoo or Google Group.

And if there is not, and you want to raise awareness, you can start a group in minutes.

Every little helps! Some of these groups have achieved lots of improvement in their environment.
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Originally Posted by birds View Post http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sp...tions/J.M.Garg

The guys behind this are very serious birders and, the general consensus is that most information is correct. They are building a great resource!
Wow - some fantastic butterfly photos here. There's a real gap in the market for a modern field guide to Indian butterflies.
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Have you seen Butterfly India News (http://butterflyindianews.blogspot.com)

It is also worth looking at Mr. Kunte's website, which has apparently the largest collection of Indian butterfly photos
http://www.bio.utexas.edu/grad/krush...IndianButt.htm

There are a couple of people in India who are trying to map the Indian butterfly migration. I used to take part in the counting when I was living in Bangalore which was one of the points on the migrating route. I am not sure what has happened with it because the last year we were there the number of butterflies was already considerably less. The easy answer would be pollution but whether that is indeed the reason I don't know.
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Thanks Birds...informative link listing..!
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Thanks Birds - great links.

I'm trying to work out how I can use this to help me ID butterflies while travelling. I think I've seen the book and decided against it. I find field guides with illustrations rather than photos easier to use - not to take anything away from the great photos Mr Kunte has taken. Just fussy, I guess!
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I agree illustrations tend to be easier, I prefer those for birds too.

But if you would take a Blackberry or IPhone along on your trips you could access the websites with the photos. Will be lighter than a book too.
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Originally Posted by mikewill View Post There's a real gap in the market for a modern field guide to Indian butterflies.
Sorry to resurrect a fairly old thread, but are you aware of The Book of Indian Butterflies?
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Hi Mike,
Good to see you on IndiaMike! You see we are following each other: Delhi, Bangalore, Goa and now virtually too .

To all IndiaMikers interested in birds, Mike is a walking bird encyclopedia .
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Originally Posted by birds View Post Hi Mike,
Good to see you on IndiaMike! You see we are following each other: Delhi, Bangalore, Goa and now virtually too .
I'm not here that often (not enough hours in the day) but yes isn't the virtual world great! Mind you, I must get away from this computer and see some real birds - virtual birding really isn't the same!

Maybe see you next time I'm in Goa. Not sure when that will be though, I certainly prefer to avoid the Christmas/New Year madness so Nagarhole and Masinagudi I think are on the agenda...
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