Full citation of the book:
Sondhi, S., K. Kunte, G. Agavekar, R. Lovalekar, K. Tokekar. 2013. Butterflies of the Garo Hills. Samrakshan Trust (New Delhi), Titli Trust (Dehradun) and Indian Foundation for Butterflies (Bengaluru). xvi+200pp, all in full color.
Download sample pages here.
Since 2008 we have been surveying the wonderful butterfly fauna of the Garo Hills, which forms the north-westernmost tip of the globally recognized Indo-Burmese Biodiversity Hotspot. This book follows the publication of our research paper on the butterflies of the Garo Hills in 2012. It has been published with generous and full funding from the India Foundation and the Forests and Environment Department, Government of Meghalaya. We authors have decided not to take any royalty and the publishers have decided not to make any money on this book. The contributory amount being charged for the book is with the understanding that all the proceeds from this book will go to the Garo tribes in the South Garo Hills District of Meghalaya, where we have worked in the past and where we continue our research. Through the contributory amount of this book we are trying to generate alternative source of revenue for the Garos from the very biodiverse forests that they hold. Samrakshan Trust, Titli Trust and others have been doing this for several years in various ways to encourage the Garos to keep their forests rather than turn them over to illegal coal miners. Part of this effort is butterfly tourism in the Garo Hills, which this book may help. You can find out more about the butterfly tourism in the South Garo Hills by emailing Sanjay Sondhi.
ORDERING COPIES OF THE BOOK: Copies of the book may be ordered from any one of the following two local distributors/stockers:
Sanjay Sondhi, Dehradun: Ph: +91 9412-052-189.
Krushnamegh Kunte, Bengaluru (=Bangalore): Ph: +91 80 2366-6085 (office), -6086 (lab), +91 9483-525-925 (mobile).
Contributory amount: Rs. 500 (Rs. five hundred), plus shipping costs. 20% discount on orders of six copies or more.
You may pay for the books by bank transfer in Titli Trust's bank account (preferred method) or by cash to one of the above distributors, who will then transfer the money to Titli Trust:
Account holder name: TITLI
Savings Bank Account Number: 31058150506
Bank Name: State Bank of India, Jakhan, Dehradun
IFSC code: SBIN0006155
Also see our second volume in this series, Butterflies and Moths of Pakke Tiger Reserve, published in 2014.
Read corrigenda to this book here.