Bano Haralu | Programme Manager
Bano is working as the Programme Manager for the Nagaland - Conservation and Livelihoods programme. 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 co-ordinated a survey to determine the status of wildlife in the state for the Forest Department in eight locations across the state. The survey was conducted by MSc interns from NCBS Bangalore and covered eight different locations over 6 weeks in 2011. Camera traps were used for the first time in the state.
In 2012 along with a team from Conservation India she highlighted the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of the migratory Amur Falcons in Nagaland. She formed the Nagaland Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Trust in 2013 that focuses on ‘wildlife conservation education’ in Nagaland.
Lungsuibo | Field Assistant
Lungsui is from the Peren District in Nagaland. He was born in Samziuram village and is currently residing at Beisumpuikam village. He belongs to the Liangmai tribe of the Zeliangrong community. After high school, he worked in Delhi and returned after 3 years to help his parents cultivate the wetland for rice. Meanwhile, he got a good opportunity to work on camera trapping inside the Intanki National Park with a research student to complete her PHD on “Effect of habitat modification on wild mammals and wildlife hunting in Nagaland”. He is also serving in the village as the Games and Sports Secretary in the Student Union and an Executive Member of the Youth Department in the Church.
Nikina M Chisi | Field Associate
Nikina M.Chishi is from Dimapur, Nagaland and has completed her Master in Social Work with specialization in Family and child welfare from Martin Luther Christian University, Meghalaya. For the past two years, she worked with the rural community under North East Network Organization Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland. Through her work and interest, she thrives on the conservation of biodiversity with the involvement of community participation.
Zuboni Patton | Project Assistant - Legal
Zuboni Patton is the Project Assistant-Legal for the program “Nagaland- Conservation and livelihood”. She joined WCS-India in July 2022. She has completed her Master’s in Social work with a Public Health specialization from Martin Luther Christian University, Meghalaya. Before joining the WCS-India team, she worked in NGOs like EA (Entrepreneurs Associates). She has engaged in mobilizing farmers for FPO’s project under the MOVCD-NER scheme in different villages under the wokha district, Nagaland. She has also worked as a Public Health Specialist under CMO, Dimapur NHM, Nagaland. She is an avid traveller and shows a keen desire to work with people in rural areas.