Imran Siddiqui

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Imran (sm) at Kallada Vagu on 22Oct14. Pic - AJT Johnsingh

Imran Siddiqui joined WCS India Program in 2013 and is currently working as Assistant Director – Conservation Science. He obtained his Masters in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from NCBS-WCS MSc Programme. He is currently serving as an external expert to guide Forest Departments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in tiger and prey monitoring.

Imran is credited for the incorporation of 2000 sq km of critical forest habitat of Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary under the Project Tiger. Additionally, he was responsible for increasing the area of Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve to almost 6000 sq km from 3500 sq km previously.

He has worked extensively in Central Indian Forests for over a decade, and his skills include large mammal surveys, statistical analyses, and advanced GIS techniques. With extensive work experience, a deep understanding of the local setting, his existing connections and his technical training, Imran co-founded a HyTiCoS in 2002 and leads a group of volunteers for wildlife conservation.

He has also carried out various capacity building programmes for over 700 frontline staff and has designed short wildlife courses for the Forest Department. He works closely with local tribal communities who he believes are the most important stakeholders in any conservation scheme.

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