Meenachil Dragonfly Survey

  • Meenachil Dragonfly Survey

    Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences is conducting its 2nd Meenachil River Dragonfly Survey on November 5th, 2017. The survey will cover 15 sites from Adukkam to Kottayam Illikkal.  The prominent odonologists of South India will take part in the survey. 

    The number and species diversity of dragonflies is an indicator of the ecosystem soundness of our water resources. Therefore, the findings of the study are very crucial for taking stringent conservation actions.

    The researchers, students and others interested in take part in the survey could participate in the program. The training for dragonfly survey methods and identification will be held at TIES campus, Velloor on November 4th, 2017. Those who are interested, please contact us at or 9496794305

    Program Itinerary

    Day 1 (at TIES campus, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm)

    10:00 am         Inauguration; Ice breaking of the survey team

    10:30 am         Introduction to dragonflies by Dr Abraham Samuel

    12:00 pm         Dragonfly population survey methodology

    1:00 pm           Conclusion

     Day 2

    8:00 am           Reaching survey sites

    12:00 pm         Ending the survey

    1:00 pm           Getting back to TIES; Lunch

    2:00 pm-          Report preparation

    3:00 pm          

    3:30 pm           Closing remarks and report publishing

    Survey Locations

    • Adukkam + Erattupetta
    • Palai + Cherppunkal
    • Kidangoor
    • Punnathura
    • Arumanoor
    • Thiruvanchoor + Poovathum moodu
    • Irangal
    • Nagampadam
    • Kummanam + Aymanam
    • Illickal + Thazhathangadi


    • Day 1: only refreshments will be provided
    • Day 2: lunch will be arranged
    • Those who would like to purchase photo field guide of dragonflies of Kerala (in Malayalam), you may avail it from TIES (156 pages, original price - Rs 700; Discount price for survey participants – Rs 600).
    • A certificate acknowledging participation in the survey will be provided to the participants.

    Posted on Nov , 02 2017

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