Panaji, November 27, 2016 … Goa State Biodiversity Board(GSBB) had organized an interactive session at “Zuari Hall” International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, on November 19, 2016 on “Biodiversity of Butterflies and their Ecological Significance” by Dr. Vilas Bardeker, IFS, Chairperson Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board(MSBB).
The Guest speaker was Dr. Vilas Suryabhanji Bardekar, Indian Forest Service(IFS), former Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Government of Maharashtra also an author of book named: “Pokhila” chronicling his experience during his 82 days of abduction by a group of Bodo Militants in the West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh. He is an avid butterfly photographer and wildlife enthusiast with a vast repository of knowledge of Biodiversity.
The programme was convened by Dr. Manoj Borkar, Associate Professor, Chairman of Biodiversity Research Cell (BRC) and Centre for Research in Zoology (CRZ), Carmel College for Women, Nuvem, Goa, Founder Member of Goa State Biodiversity Board. Dr. Vilas Bardekar, IFS, narrated his experiences, anecdotes and field visits and answered the various questions raised to the satisfaction of all. Member Secretary Goa State Biodiversity Board Shri Pradip Sarmokadam briefly summarized the interactive session.
The program was well attended by a cross section of dignitaries, Members of Goa State Biodiversity Board; Chairpersons, Secretaries and members of Biodiversity Management Committees across the State; Members of Technical Support Groups and various Committees members of Goa State Biodiversity Board; students from various colleges of Goa and Goa University were present.