Killivalavan Rayar

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Mr. Killivalavan Rayar joined WCS India program in 2010. He currently works with as Assistant Director – Conservation Science. He obtained his Masters in Wildlife Biology & Conservation from the MSc Programme jointly conducted by WCS India and NCBS/TIFR in 2010, having switched from his previous career as an engineer with Intel. His research interests include the field application of novel monitoring approaches to estimate wildlife population parameters, and the conservation impacts of developmental projects within forest areas. Prior to taking up wildlife research and conservation as a full-time career, he was the founding member of a civil society organization to promote wildlife conservation and had participated in research and conservation projects as a volunteer since 2002, including coordinating a part of the Karnataka state-wide surveys for tiger occupancy in 2006-2007. He plans, coordinates and executes field activities for the multi-year project on Meta-population Dynamics of Tigers in Karnataka, as well as in other states. He has extensive experience in training field research staff including field interns, new recruits, and survey volunteers, and has helped conduct training programs for field staff (both NGO and government) in India and Thailand.

3 Responses

  1. Hello Sir my pleasure to write.I am from Assam and works basically in Arinachal Pradesh.I am studying presence absence and population distribution of tigers in eastern Arunachal since last several years.Now I am planning to further streamline and focus my study on a several aspects of tigers as has been identified through my earlier studies,in a sense I seeks to get the answers of these identified aspects.Will it be possible for me to work in coordination with you and WCS ad you brings good experiences and expertise…with sound science based technology.Will be happy to hear from you …and will also be happy to further discuss about my works so far. With best regards. Asif Hazarika

  2. Bismay Ranjan Tripathy says:

    Hello Sir,

    I am Bismay from Odisha. Recently doing my PhD at Tsinghua University, Beijing. My major is Remote sensing and GIS, and I am planning to work on Human-Elephant conflict . So, I want some suggestions.

  3. Ashutosh says:

    Hello Sir,

    Can I have your official email Id?


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