Dr. Shailendra Singh (Shai)

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Shailendra Singh is associated with WCS-India since 2015. He earned his Master’s degree on the Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) and a PhD on the Red-crowned roofed turtle (Batagur Kachuga). He spearhead WCS’s India Turtle Conservation Program and has been instrumental in implementing over 167 conservation, research and education projects across the country. He was the first Indian biologist to receive the Disney Conservation Hero Award in 2008. Shailendra is also a Vice Chair of IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group among several other International and national conservation committees.

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