Biodiversity Connections Happy Hour

Time for another happy hour! This Thurs June 16 at The Hangar, we’ll have some new friends who will share about the Banyan Tamarind Initiative, part of the Phansad Project that works with the Chikani village to help preserve the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary (~150 km from Mumbai). Extending over an area of about 53 sq. kilometers, the sanctuary supports the panther, sambar deer, wild boar, barking deer and hyena. The main attraction of the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, however, is the beautiful Giant Indian Squirrel, but given its shy disposition, catching a glimpse is not an easy prospect.

The Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is regarded as a birders paradise and includes a large number of species like the Malabar Pied Hornbill, Black Eagle, Yellow Footed Green Pigeon, Pompadour Green Pigeon, Forest Wagtail, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Brahminy Kite, Spotted Owlet, Golden Oriole, Iora, Plum-headed Parakeet, Emerald Dove, Shikra and many more. Another fascinating feature about the sanctuary is that around 71 species of butterflies are found here.

To raise funds for their project, they are making delicious vegetarian food and for Thurs, they will prepare a Saigon Fresh Water Noodle Salad with Lemongrass Encrusted Tofu, Avocado & Mango Slices, Sprouts and Roasted Peanuts, dressed with River Sauce. All proceeds from the dish will go to their project. Their presentation will start at 8pm.

RSVP via: https://www.facebook.com/events/536657403203306/