A year-long wait of butterfly lovers from across the country will draw to a close soon. The fourth Northeast Butterfly Meet to be held at picturesque Ziro in Arunachal from September 16 to 19. The four-day event will witness exchange of knowledge on the species. Also various studies being conducted on its preservation will be highlighted. Also discussed will be issues being faced in this regard and the procedure to be followed for the same.
Highlights of the Butterfly Meet
A major highlight of the butterfly meet will be the presence of prominent resources persons. This year will witness the presence of James Young of Hong Kong, Kishen Das of USA, Isaac Kepres Shimkar and Subhalaxmi of Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai. They will make presentations on the endangered and newly discovered species. Scholars from organizations like Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are also expected to attend it.
The other draws of the event include field trips in the nearby jungles, interaction with the resource persons, students and scholars and a vivid photograph exhibition of rare species. The event is being co-organized by Butterflies and Moths of Sikkim (BAMOS), North East Indian Butterflies Group and NgunuZiro supported by Lower Subansiri district administration, forests and environment and tourism departments of the district.