Tanvi Kakodkar is a Project Assistant in the Project Management team. Tanvi is a post graduate in Economics. She has previously worked with communities living in forest fringe villages, addressing their livelihood challenges, reducing their dependence on forests and bringing about a social transformation that broadly led to a peaceful coexistence of the vulnerable communities with wildlife. Tanvi is passionate about sustainable growth that is inclusive and which leaves no person behind.
Her areas of interest lie in skill development, finding sustainable alternative livelihoods and CSR for creation of a greater social capital. When not working, she enjoys cooking and exploring new places and cultures.
Trisha is the Project Manager with the Marine Programme. Trisha is an avid lover of wildlife, forests and our marine ecosystems, who has spent close to a decade working on conservation issues in India. During this period, she has worked on a myriad of subjects including human-wildlife conflict, poaching and illegal trafficking, habitat loss and fragmentation, conservation awareness generation, and support to forest fringe communities.
Trisha's passion lies in bringing to the forefront conservation issues that are often overlooked, particularly protection of our lesser-known wild species and natural habitats. Her career has included working with some of India's premier conservation organizations, including WWF-India and the Wildlife Protection Society of India. Her most recent role was as Project Director at The Habitats Trust, a non-profit organisation working towards protecting natural habitats and their indigenous species of flora and fauna, where she built the Trust's mandate for conservation of lesser-knowns and learnt about the plight of our vibrant marine ecosystems and the urgent need to conserve them.