The Biodiversity Atlas – India Project relies largely on the enthusiastic participation and valuable contributions of the citizen and professional scientists. We recognize these valuable contributions with the following awards, usually given out with accompanying gifts of natural history books, posters, t-shirts, stickers, etc.:
BIODIVERSITY ATLAS: award for an extraordinary contribution to biodiversity studies in India through contributions to the BAI's website family.
CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR: award for the most number of spot records, species pages or other valuable data in a year (qualify with a minumum of 500 images).
CONTRIBUTOR OF THE MONTH: award for the most number of spot records in a month (qualify with a minimum of 200 images).
Contributor of the Year 2018: Rohan Lovalekar is 2018's Contributor of the Year, with 1,336 images contributed to the Birds of India website. Congratulations, Rohan! Other heavy contributors were Amol Bapat (806 images), Rohit Girotra (597 images), Tushar Bhagwat (594 images), and Tushar Bhagwat (540 images).
Contributor of the Year for the Butterflies of India website will be declared soon.
Contributor of the Month 2018: Each award winner will get a Biodiversity Atlas – India mug or a natural history book as a gift. Congratulations, award winners!
November 2018: Rohan Lovalekar (260 images, for the Birds of India website)
October 2018: Rohan Lovalekar (362 images, for the Birds of India website)
March 2018: Amol Bapat (206 images, for the Birds of India website)
Biodiversity Atlas 2017: Award shared by Dr. Saji K. (4,273 images), Dr. Milind Bhakare (2,612 images), Paresh Churi (2,118 images), and Hemant Ogale (2,098 images) for their outstanding contribution to documentation of the early stages and larval host plants of Indian butterflies, through the Butterflies of India website. They will each receive a natural history field guide as a gift. Congratulations, Biodversity Atlas 2017 winners!
Contributor of the Year 2017: Nagraj V. is 2017's Contributor of the Year, with 388 images contributed to the Butterflies of India website. He makes the Bengaluru Butterfly Club proud! Nagraj will receive a copy of the new Butterflies of Uttarakhand book as a gift. His contribution beat that of Rohit Girotra (324 images), Dattaprasad Sawant (279 images), Arun Lal (215 images), Tushar Bhagwat (214 images), and Firos A. K. (212 images). However, all their images help us map the spatial and temporal patterns of occurrence of Indian butterflies.
Contributor of the Month 2017: Each award winner will get a Biodiversity Atlas – India mug as a gift. Congratulations, award winners!
Contribute to the growth of natural history and biodiversity studies in India, compete for the awards, and win attractive natural history-related gifts!