The India Biodiversity Portal consortium members invite all users to join us again this year for the annual IBP community meet. A day of fun, learning  and discussion on biodiversity documentation. The event will be held at NGMA, Bangalore on 20th February.  Register your spot for this event today. 

The Programme:

10:00 – 10:15: Welcome

10:15 – 11:00: Overview of Activities, Features & Discussion

11:00 – 11:15: Tea

11:15 – 12:15: Role of citizen science in understanding and conserving nature – Dr. Suhel Quader

12:15 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 15:10: Species Identification with the experts – Presentations 

15:10 – 16:00: Species Group Breakout Session

16:00 – 16:30: Flash talks & Open floor

16:30 – 17:00: Felicitations

16:15 – 16:40: Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks

Keynote speaker: 

Dr. Suhel Quader is a scientist at the Nature Conservation Foundation with interests in citizen science and public participation. He has been involved with initiatives like the Migrant Watch and Season Watch in collaboration with the National Centre for Biological Sciences as well as other partners. He will speak on “The role of citizen science in understanding and conserving nature”.

Species Identification with the experts:

A series of short presentations by expert members of the IBP community on spotting and identifying  the most common species around us. Learn to identify common ants, dung beetles, dragonflies, frogs, grasshoppers, lizards, molluscs, plants and spiders. This will be followed by breakout sessions for hands on interaction with the experts in identifying species. Accompany experts for an outdoor walk to spot specimens, or interact with them on preserved specimens or digital resources.

The event will be held on February 20, 2016 at the National Gallery of Modern ArtPalace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052. 

See here for map and directions. Please arrange your own travel and accommodation. Lunch and tea will be served . For further queries contact us at

The India Biodiversity Portal open house community meeting is being organized on February 20 2016 at the NGMA Bangalore. It will be nice to have you at the meeting. Also it will be good if indiatreepix participants are made aware of the meeting and if convenient, participate in the meeting. 

Would it be possible to kindly pass this on indiatreepix users??