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To work jointly with DCB Bank to open air butterfly observatory for children of Yusuf Meherali Centre, Tara in Maharashtra. We will plant 3000 butterfly attracting plants to create a butterfly habitat into which the butterfly lifehistories could be witnessed by the students. We will conduct periodic plantation and butterfly assessment alongwith butterfly awareness programmes for the students. The DCB staff will be engaged in volunteering for the plantation, and habitat maintenance works throughout the project duration.
To work jointly with DCB Bank to open air butterfly observatory for special children of Divya Vidyalay, Jawhar in Maharashtra. We will plant 3000 butterfly attracting plants to create a butterfly habitat into which the butterfly life histories could be witnessed by the students. We will conduct periodic plantation and butterfly assessment along with butterfly awareness programmes for the students. The DCB staff will be engaged in volunteering for the plantation, and habitat maintenance works throughout the project duration.
Nizampet Lake which was once a serene lake in green environs have a different story to tell today. The lake is bombarded with waste materials and pollutants which is killing the aquatic life that survives in the lake. Also, the lake surroundings is full of unbearable stench. This Nizampet lake needs urgent attention and proper conservation.
And from here our work starts:
We, the Ladybird Environmental Consulting team has launched the Nizampet lake project, to rehabilitate the lake as well as work on beautification of its surroundings.
The overall goal of the proposed project is to transform the deteriorating Nizampet Lake through habitat improvement initiatives. We will carry out lake clean up and strengthening activities along with shore protection measures through afforestation.
We will make the pathways beautiful with plantation. We will also increase awareness about lake among the locals and inspire them to help us in its beautification. This is a 18 month project and we hope to achieve what we have set out to do.
With its motto 'Help people in helping environment' Ladybird Environmental Consulting is all set to carry its Nizampet lake project to its peak.
In partnership with Wells Fargo Solutions for India, Youth for Seva and Local Municipal Corporations....Ladybird enters into new waters into new territory.
PROJECT DURATION: August 2018- Januray 2020.
1. Increase in the green cover
2. Increase in the local biodiversity
3. Improvement in the water and soil quality.
4. Increase in awareness about the lake among the citizens.
5. Fulfillment of Biodiversity Aichi Target no. 1, 5, 14
After working for more than two decades at one of the oldest conservation and research organisations in the country, the Bombay Natural History Society as an educator, this ‘bug lady’ branched out to launch Ladybird Environmental Consulting and iNaturewatch Foundation. Widely acknowledged as the first woman in India to study moths,Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi speaks to Anirudh Nair about the inner purpose that drives her remarkable career. . Click here to read more
Did you know that moths make great mimics? Some moths are notorious for their ability to mimic other animals. Some have evolved to look like less edible insects, such as wasps, tarantulas and the praying mantis, to avoid being eaten, while others even mimic bird droppings. Did you also know that moths are attracted to beer, ale and lager? Facts like these and more about the not so well known Indian moth family were revealed at the book launch of Field Guide to Indian Moths, by Dr. V Shubhalaxmi. The launch took place at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment recently. Click here to read more
We are proud to nominate Dr. Shubhalaxmi Vaylure, a celebrated entomologist and environmentalist as our next "Human Star" under "Day out with a Star" platform at http://www.dayoutwithastar.com . Dr. Subhalaxmi, recently authored a field guide to Indian moths. She is also fondly known as the "Moth Lady of India"! Click here to know more
We are honored to get invited as key speaker to 2018 2nd International Symposium of Danaine Butterfly Ecological Research and Sustainable Tourism Development organized by Nanhua University, Taiwan which is happening in August 2018. Dr. Shubhalaxmi will be delivering keynote speech on- Creating Butterfly Habitats under Corporate Social Responsibility in India.
The field guide is meant for beginners therefore the language used is non-technical. It features descriptions of 773 species from 37 micro and macro moth families depicted in 156 colour plates. More than 1000 colour photographs of moths have been used.
After developing the English and Hindi version of this field guide, we are now translating the same in Marathi for United Way Mumbai.