Programs & Events

Sindhudurg Wetland Brief Documentation Committee in collaboration  with SRM College, Kudal


Organised By:

National Level Workshop through Geospatial Technologies

Conducted By:

Dr. Aparna Phadke, Assistant Professor, Geography Department, Mumbai University
Mr. Nikhil Gawai, Research Scholar
Mr. Shridhar Pednekar, Research Scholar

The objectives of the workshop are:

To train the participants in using ODK for data collection, compilation and uploading the data

To map the wetland habitat to understand it’s locational and Spatial Dimensions

To connect ODK datasets to GIS and processing of data in Quantum GIS

Downloading various secondary data sets like satellite data, topographical maps, etc.

■ Preparation of maps using Quantum GIS 

Target Groups:

Students & Professors of Botany; Students & Professors of ZoologyStudents & Professors of GeographyResearchers and Conservationist; Participants from social as well as basic sciences


21st & 22nd February 2020.

Syamantak Organization in collaboration with Dragonfly South Asia (DSA) network



The 6th DragonflySouthAsia Meet in association with DragonflySouthAsia, South Asian Council of Odonatology, DiversityIndia, and Sindhudurg Wetland Brief Documentation Committee was conducted in Dhamapur village of Malvan Taluka in Sindhudhurg district of Maharashtra during 10th – 13th October 2019.The meeting was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Samadhan Chavan, Deputy Conservator of Forests.

Hosted By:

Syamantak Organization

Event Motives & Outcomes

Odonates (dragonflies & damselflies) are an important part of ecosystem and control insect population by feeding on them. Odonates require freshwater for breeding and hence they are also considered as an ecological indicator.

DragonflySouthAsia (DSA) is an informal network on people interested in Odonatology (dragonfly research and conservation). DSA is primarily a citizen-science fueled group of Odonata lovers and researchers from Indian Subcontinent, and a part of DiversityIndia.
The success of the meet was on various scales this year. In all, we documented 61 species of odonates , 90 avian species, 49 butterflies, 16 species of herpetofauna and six mammals.


10th – 13th October 2019.

Dragonfly Meet