Dr. Rajeev K. Srivastava

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Dr. Rajeev K. Srivastava has joined as Senior Advisor for Wildlife Conservation Society-India in 2019, after having superannuated from the role of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Tamil Nadu. He has served the India Forest Service for more than 32 years. He has held many posts in the Tamil Nadu Forest Dept in many posts such as Divisional Forest Officer in Kodaikanal and Dharmapuri, and as Deputy Conservator of Forests – Genetics. He has a Ph.D. in “Forest Fire” from Forest Research Institute and has guided four scholars for their doctorate. As one of the first Field Directors of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, he has led to the creation of five rapid response teams and two wildlife advanced study centers in Tamil Nadu. He played a vital role in initiating voluntary relocation in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve; while also supporting capacity building towards conservation with a focus on mitigating human-wildlife conflict. A scholar in his discipline, Dr Srivastava is a visiting faculty for several prestigious institutions like WII, IGNFA, ASCI and many more. He has also been the honorary editor for the Journal of Forestry in Asia “The Indian Forester”, authored several books and published up to 55 papers. A resource person for several projects, he has been the Assistant Director-General for ICFRE and has also worked on the World Bank Projects. He is the recipient of the reputed Bagh Mitra Award, two-time NTCA Awardee and the ICFRE Award for excellence in Biodiversity conservation.

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