Rapid multi-taxa assessment around Dhamapur Lake (Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India) using citizen science reveals significant odonate records

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Neha Mujumdar
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3246-6027
Dattaprasad Sawant
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0533-9292
Amila Sumanapala
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1482-3652
Parag Rangnekar
Pankaj Koparde
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7418-8814

Abstract

In the present work, we discuss the results of a four-day long rapid survey around Dhamapur Lake and surrounding freshwater habitats in the Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra through public participation.  In total, 61 odonates, 51 butterflies, 17 species of amphibians and reptiles, 90 birds, and four mammals are documented.  Our observations taken over a brief time reflect the importance of citizen science in documenting local biodiversity.  We report involvement of citizen scientists in recovering significant odonate records for the state.

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Mujumdar, N., Sawant, D., Sumanapala, A., Rangnekar, P. and Koparde, P. 2020. Rapid multi-taxa assessment around Dhamapur Lake (Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India) using citizen science reveals significant odonate records. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 13 (Sep. 2020), 16795–16818. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6028.12.13.16795-16818.
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