Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Butterflies and Moths of Pakke Tiger Reserve

by Sanjay Sondhi, and Krushnamegh Kunte. 

Full citation of the book:

Sondhi, S., and K. Kunte. 2014. Butterflies and Moths of Pakke Tiger Reserve. Titli Trust (Dehradun) and Indian Foundation for Butterflies (Bengaluru). vi+202pp, all in full color.

Download sample pages here.

This book covers 379 butterfly species and 83 moth species from northeastern India. This is the second book in the Northeast India Natural History Series (the first being the Butterflies of the Garo Hills). This series seeks to popularise the biodiversity of northeastern India with a view to promote community-based eco-tourism, and thereby incentivize local communities to protect their forest habitats and to support conservation action. Since 2007 we have been surveying butterflies and moths of Pakke Tiger Reserve in western Arunachal Pradesh, which is part of the globally recognized Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspot. This book is a product of intensive surveys in and around this protected area. It has been published with generous and full funding from the Forest Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. This book is published on a not-for-profit basis, and the publishers and authors will not receive any commercial benefit from its proceeds. The contributory proceeds from this book will go entirely to the Pakke Tiger Conservation Foundation for the welfare of the forest department staff and local communities involved in the conservation efforts at Pakke. You can find out more about the conservation efforts and community-based eco-tourism initiatives at Pakke by visiting or by emailing Sanjay Sondhi.

ORDERING COPIES OF THE BOOK: Copies of the book may be ordered from the Divisional Forest Officer, Pakke Tiger Reserve, or from the authors:

Sanjay Sondhi, Dehradun: Ph: +91 9412-052-189.

Krushnamegh Kunte, Bengaluru (=Bangalore): Ph: +91 80 2366-6085 (office), -6086 (lab), +91 9483-525-925 (mobile).

Contributory amount: Rs. 500 (Rs. five hundred), plus shipping costs. 20% discount on orders of six copies or more.

You may pay for the books by bank transfer in Pakke Tiger Conservation Foundation's bank account:

Account holder name: CM, Pakke Tiger Conservation Foundation
Savings Bank Account Number: 31273268569
Bank Name: State Bank of India
IFSC code: SBIN0007840

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Spiders of India

Spiders of India 
Ed: PA Sabastian KV Peter

Spiders of India is the only modern book available on the subject, and will prove an invaluable resource for professionals, students, naturalists, and researchers in zoology, entomology, ecology and physiology. The first part of the book looks at the morphology and anatomy of spiders, as well as systematics and evolution. The second part provides detailed descriptions of selected species. The book also contains, importantly, a decisive and updated checklist of the 1,520 spiders which have been described from India. It is richly illustrated with line drawings and diagrams, and more than 150 colour photographs, many documented for the first time




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