Sikkim butterfly expertattends Ziro Butterfly Meet

Ziro Butterfly Meet
Wed, Sep 11, 2019

The sixth edition of Butterfly Meet at Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh concluded on Sundaywith a valedictory function in which the findings of the meet was shared by the participants. This year, there were more than 50 participants including 32 from outside the State.
Participants included butterfly experts and enthusiasts from the States of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharasthra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam besides Arunachal Pradesh. Representatives of partner organizations like the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Butterfly Group of North East India and Sikkim based, Butterflies and Moths of Sikkim-Nature Conservation Society (BAMOS-NCS) also were part of the event.
Various presentations on butterflies and moths were made by the resource persons like Sanjay Sondhi of Titli Trust, Dehradun and Mohanprasanth P. of Act of Butterflies and Sikkim-based BAMOS-NCS president NawangGyatso Bhutia with a view to encourage knowledge sharing among the participants. In addition, educational workshops were arranged for the students and local participants.
Earlier, on September 4, the meet was formally inaugurated by ChukhuTakar, Deputy Commissioner, Ziro. He encouraged the participants to make the meet a knowledge sharing platform.
NawangGyatso Bhutia from Yuksamis a butterfly photographer and a researcher who entered his name in the Limca Book of Records 2017 attracting 95 butterflieson his fingers.
Nawanginformed he will attend as resource person and as an organiser at various districts of Arunachal Pradesh at Butterfly meet.He is also a member of North East Butterfly Meet (NEBM).He delivered talks and shared acknowledges on finding butterfly and also shared knowledge on camera handling and related issues.

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Altitude: 5,840 ft
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Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
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