A clean list of Odonata names have been uploaded on IBP based on Subramanian, K.A. and Babu, R. (2017). Checklist of Odonata (Insecta) of India. Version 3.0.

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    Diversity and management of wild mammals in tea gardens in the rainforest regions of the Western Ghats, India: A case study from a tea estate in the Anaimalai Hills
    In many places in the Western Ghats hill ranges ofsouthern India, rainforest has been clear-felled in orderto grow tea plantations. Such plantations now exist as islands of agriculture surrounded by forest tracts, most of which are protected as wildlife sanctuaries. Wereport a case study from one such tea garden. We observed a diversity of wild mammals, both herbivores and carnivores, usingopen grass patches, swamps andvegetation along streams in the tea gar den. Largemammals were observed to forage in such areas andreturn to the adjoining forests. Small mammals wereeither resident or used stream vegetation as a corridor to move from oneside of the forest to the opposite side. Dhole (Cuon alpinus) often preyed on sambar (Cervus unicolor) and even denned twice in the estate. We also observed a minimal human–animal conflict in the area. Problems such as stealing of meat from sambar killsmade by dhole, could be overcome by awareness. We propose that such areas can be effectively managedsuch that it could facilitate movement of wild mammals with least damage to the commercial activity related to tea. Such a wildlife management strategy canbecome a model that could be followed in tea-growing areas throughout the Western Ghats.
    H. N. Kumara, M. Ananda Kumar, A. K. Sharma, H. S. Sushma, Mridula Singh and Mewa Singh