Category : Staff

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Mr. Dev Prakash Bankhwal, IFS (Retd.), who was till January 2019, the PCCF(Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden, Assam, joined WCS-India to lead our program on Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) in North-East India. Mr. Bankhwal is an Indian Forest Service officer from the 1985 batch of Assam cadre, and has held many important posts in State Government and Central Government. […]

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Paromita joined WCS-India in December, 2018 as a Research Associate, to lend support to the Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking program. She is an aquatic ecologist with over 5 years’ experience on a broad range of topics including community ecology of fishes, ecosystem-based conservation of freshwater and coastal resources, impacts of climate change on mangroves and associated […]

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Varghese has joined WCS-India in January, 2019 as a Legal Trainer. He is a retired Indian Forest Service officer from  Kerala and is a Part-Time Guest Lecturer on Forest Law at The College of Forestry (Kerala Agriculture University) and for MS Wildlife Studies at Kerala Veterinary University, and Trainer at Kerala Forest Academies, The Central […]

6 months ago 0
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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 […]

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Bano has been associated with WCS-India since 2016 and is working as a Senior Scientific Consultant. She has been involved with environment conservation since returning to her home state in 2010.She pioneered a bird and wildlife survey for the Forest department leading to the publication of the book on ‘Birds of Nagaland’. In the year 2011, she […]

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Shreedev Hulikere, a third generation coffee grower from Chikmagaluru, can trace his ancestry living on these “blessed lands” for at least five generations. Besides being a coffee connoisseur, who can wax eloquent on the various flavours and requirements to get a good crop, he is a local citizen in tune with the needs of the […]

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Vardhan has been associated with the WCS – India since 2015. For the past few years, he has worked (alongside colleagues) on a range of basic and applied studies in marine systems. These include studies on understanding the role of local institutions in governing resource use, socio-ecological resilience, illegal marine trade, coconut crabs, marine mammals, interactions […]

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Mridula joine WCS-India in 2018. She works as a Legal Advisor with a focus on wild life law. After completing her B.B.A., L.L.B at Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2016, she has been involved in environmental litigation before the National Green Tribunal and various other courts over the past two years. She has taken on […]

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Venu Parameshwar joined WCS – India as the new Finance Director in October 2018. Venu is a highly experienced professional with over three decades of experience in leading Financial institutions and Manufacturing companies. Venu is an Economics Graduate from the University of Bombay and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is […]

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Arjun joined WCS – India in 2012 as a Research Associate, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Florida, USA. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the graduate program offered by NCBS–WCS in 2012. His doctoral research is focused on ecology and conservation of dholes […]

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