Nagaland - Conservation and Livelihoods Team

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.


Trishanti Paul | Project Assistant

Trishanti is the Project Analyst for the Nagaland - Conservation & Livelihoods Programme. Before this, she was with the Counter Wildlife Trafficking Programme. Trishanti completed her Masters in Ecology, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati. She did her Bachelor's in Geography from Miranda House, University of Delhi.

Trishanti has a keen interest in research and exploration and wants to contribute to the Conservation of Wildlife. Before joining WCS-India, she was associated with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) as an Intern in their Amur Falcon Project in Nagaland, where she had to assess the effectiveness of the Amur Falcon Project in creating awareness on Conservation. Her Masters' dissertation was on the Uses of Non-Timber Forest Products among the Karbis of Garbhanga Reserve Forest, Assam. Outside of work, she enjoys bird-watching and trekking in the mountains.








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