Dragonfly Festival 2023: Wetland Biomonitoring Survey
Bio-diversity,Water,Climate Change,Environment Education,Pollution
Our Dragonfly Festival is a unique Citizen Science campaign to highlight the importance and status of dragonflies and damselflies in our country. As part of the Dragonfly Festival, a number of wetland locations from Kerala have been identified for monitoring the Odonata species over a period of 3 months. WWF-India is looking for passionate volunteers to conduct regular habitat and species surveys. From those who apply, we will select a mixed group of volunteers for photo documentation, observation and identification. Volunteers will be required to upload the data on the India Biodiversity Portal. Only a few selected volunteers will be shortlisted for each site. A maximum of 10 Volunteers will be shortlisted for each site. The applicants residing near Kole wetlands (Thrissur), Punchakkary (Thiruvananthapuram), and Bharatappuzha/ Ottappalam (Palakkad) will be given preference. An e-certificate will be given to the volunteers upon the completion of the project.
Palakkal Kole wetlands, Bharatappuzha@Ottappalam, Punchakkary wetlands
Palakkal Kole wetlands (Thrissur), Bharatappuzha@Ottappalam (Palakkad), Punchakkary wetlands (TVM)
11 Sept Sept; 3.30-5.00 pm. Virtual orientation through Zoom
On-ground visit for 3 months, Conduct habitat and species survey, 2-3 surveys per month, Photo Documentation.
Good observational skills, camera/mobile photography, proficient with modern technology
Data collection sheet, smartphone, camera (If available)
The project will be on the ground with data and photo documentation.