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Reptile And Amphibian Photographic Survey By The Gerry Martin Project At Dodamarg

Reptile And Amphibian Photographic Survey By The Gerry Martin Project At Dodamarg

The Gerry Martin Project (TGMP) is starting its first Research and Conservation Field Station on a beautiful plot of forested land, located in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, just a stone throw from the Tilari Dam. The land is bordered by a perennial stream and reserve forest and is teeming with wildlife.

TGMP is planning to start surveys of wildlife and vegetation in November and are opening their doors to like-minded and interested folks. The survey expedition will run from the November 1 to 5, 2013.

The expedition will be led by Gerry Martin who has close to two decades of experience working with wildlife. He was India’s fist National Geographic Channel Adventurer. Today his focus is snakebite mitigation and conservation through community engagement and education. TGMP will be putting together an inventory of reptiles and amphibians that are found in the area with photographic cataloguing of each species they observe there. They have only limited places on the expedition. It is a great opportunity to learn and experience what it takes to be the first researchers in a forest.

Event details:

Dates: November 1 to 5, 2013

Venue: Dodamarg in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra

Cost: Rs. 15,000/- per head (plus service tax)

Contact Details: Gerry Martin,  Founder Director, The Gerry Martin Project  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Tel.: +91 94835 09004

About the event:

The field station site is located in the taluk of Dodamarg in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. TGMP will be setting up the field station on 100 acres of moist deciduous forests, abutting a reserve forest and a perennial stream.

Participants will need to be at Mapusa, Goa, on the morning of November 1 and TGMP will drop them back there in the early afternoon of November 5.

The expedition is a non-luxury trip. At the field site, participants will be living off the land apart from basic food supplies and be staying in tents. Participants will prepare their own food and run the camp on their own. Participants need to have a positive attitude, be healthy and share TGMP’s passion for conservation and the outdoors.


• Herpetofaunal surveys

• Photographic Cataloging

• Camping

• Camera Trapping

• Bird Counts

• Nocturnal Surveys

• Mapping

About the Organisers:

The Gerry Martin Project is a conservation entrepreneurship that is working towards creating viable and inclusive models for research and conservation in India. Born out of years of experience, commitment to conservation and the realisation that conservation needs to be an intrinsic part of daily life, The Gerry Martin Project is bringing avenues for conservation to all walks of life.Visit: http://www.gerrymartin.in/.


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