Amphibian Workshop At BNHS – September 25, 2010
Want to know more about the beautiful world of amphibians – this is a chance!
Not much is spoken or known about the Indian amphibians. We don’t know how to identify the common frogs. We don’t know how to differentiate between tree dwelling frog and aquatic frog. To get the answers to these questions and many more, Bombay Natural History Society is organizing a full day workshop on basic taxonomy of Amphibians. BNHS has an excellent collection of about 6000 specimens of amphibians.
Date: Saturday, 25th September 2010
Venue: Hornbill House, Fort, Mumbai 400 001
Fees: Rs 1000 per person (which includes course fee, related printing material, working lunch, tea and snacks)
Resource person: Varad B Giri, Curator, BNHS
Amphibians, which include frogs, toads, caecilians and salamanders, are rapidly declining. As per the recent report by IUCN, nearly 57% of the amphibians in India are threatened. They are found in a variety of ecosystems and have wide range behaviour, natural history patterns. In India there are about 305 species of amphibians. They are mainly distributed in the Western Ghats and North-east India. Many new species of amphibians have been discovered in India in the recent past. Monsoon is the right season for amphibian activities. So lets come together to learn about amphibians and protect them!