2017 ends with seven natural history websites, approx. 2,000 species pages and 50,000 reference images: 2017 has been a very productive year. We launched Biodiversity Atlas – India as a formal platform, added three more natural history websites to the family, and have now seriously started collecting and curating data on these websites. We have also built a very strong community of contributors and users. We look forward to further strong growth in 2018. Join and the community and spread the word around!
-- Krushnamegh Kunte and Purnendu Roy, Chief Editors, Biodiversity Atlas – India Project. 31 December 2017.
The Biodiversity Atlas – India Project launched: NCBS is happy to announce the launch of the Biodiversity Atlas – India Project after years of preparation through various natural history websites such as Butterflies of India and Odonata of India. The family of websites created since 2008 by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies had recently grown to seven, with further expansions planned. It was felt that this model needed to be formalized and institutionalized, and thus this project was born. We look forward to your continued participation, contribution and support.
-- Krushnamegh Kunte and Purnendu Roy, Chief Editors, Biodiversity Atlas – India Project. 11 December 2017.