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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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Sahila leads the combating illegal wildlife trade program at WCS – India. She has been associated with the WCS – India program since 2013. After an undergraduate education in Electronics Engineering, she obtained her Masters degree in Conservation Biology from the State University of New York in 2016. Over the past seven years her work […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pandira Medappa Muthanna initially joined WCS India program in 2000. He currently works as Assistant Director – Conservation Support. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Arts in 1991 and Law in 1995 from the University of Mysore.  Based in Hunsur, Karnataka, Muthanna’s area of expertise covers the Malenad Mysore Tiger Landscape and extends into Tamil […]

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Dr. Devcharan Jathanna initially joined WCS India program in 1998 and has worked on the ecology of large carnivores and their prey since then. He currently works as Associate Director – Conservation Science. He handles study design, data analysis and scientific publication-related activities. Along with Killivalavan Rayar, he oversees the field research and data processing, […]

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Ms. Prakriti Srivastava joined as Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society India Program in 2018. She has been with the Indian Forest Service for the past 27 years, while serving on the Kerala cadre as well as various capacities in the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. During this time Ms. Srivastava was […]

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Praneet joined WCS India Program as Chief Development Officer in 2018 and leads fund-raising efforts. He completed his MBA from Gonzaga University, USA in 1999 and worked for Keytronic EMS and Telect in Washington till 2004. He then came back to India and joined Intel as a Senior Buyer and later as a Global Commodity Manager […]

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