Society for Odonate Studies

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Pan Pantala Track

SOS has launched a project, entitled Pan Pantala Track to document the intercontinental migration of the Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens).  Dr. Subramanian K.A., Scientist E and Officer in-charge, ZSI, Southern Regional Center, Chennai officially launched the program on 06 October…

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Thumbimaholsvam 2020

WWF- Kerala is joining hands with the Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) & Thumbipuranam for the first ever State Dragonfly Festival in Kerala, christened  തുമ്പിമഹോത്സവം 2020. This is part of the National Dragonfly Festival organised by WWF India, BNHS & IDS in…

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New addition to the odonata checklist of Kerala

A medium-sized dragonfly, Indothemis limbata, belonging to the family Libellulidae was spotted from the paddy fields of Koolikkunnu, Mangad in Kasaragod district.  This important observation was made by Mr. Muhammed Haneef who is working as an assistant professor in Botany…

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Odonata Survey Documented Rare Biological Phenomenon

A gynandromorphic form of Crocothemis servilia was documented from the Kole Wetlands of Thrissur.  It was documented during last year’s Odonata Survey conducted by SOS in association with Kole Birders – Kerala, Agricultural University and Kerala Forest Department.  Mr. Renjith…

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Lockdown Odonata Watch

The lockdown odonata watch organized by the Society for Odonate Studies reveals many interesting findings.  The program was conducted through the Dragonflies of Kerala Facebook forum, the social media arm of SOS. Members were requested to share pictures or checklist of odonata…

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Conducting classes on dragonflies at All Saints’ College, Trivandrum

Conservation action is two-pronged; one, to build conservation awareness and two, to build scientific knowledge as a weapon for policy changes. Society for Odonate Studies focuses on educating the general public, communities of students and forest managers on one hand…

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First C G Kiran Memorial Lecture and Symposium on Odonata held on January 18, 2020

The first C G Kiran Memorial Lecture & Symposium on Odonata was held on January 18, 2020 at Academy of Climate Change Education and Research, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur. The program was organized by Society for Odonate Studies in association…

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First C G Kiran Memorial Lecture and Symposium on Odonata

How do you NOT say goodbye to your friend who has left this world? How do you immortalize him? Our friend and mentor, the trailblazer of dragonfly studies in Kerala, CG Kiran passed away exactly two years ago, to this…

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Survey at Periyar Tiger Reserve (September 28-30, 2019)

The third odonata survey of Periyar Tiger Reserve was conducted on the last week of September (28-30 of September 2019).  The survey was jointly organized by Society for Odonate Studies and Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation.  Over the years, from merely…

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Survey at Silent Valley National Park (September 19-21, 2019)

Society for Odonate Studies conducted the second odonate survey in Silent Valley National Park.  The three-day event was inaugurated by Silent Valley Wildlife Warden, Samuel Vanlalngheta Pachuau.   Survey was conducted in 11 locations across the core and buffer areas of…

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