Eastern Ghats

Imran Siddiqui

Imran Siddiqui joined WCS-India 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 credited for the incorporation of 2000 sq km of critical forest habitat of Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary under the Project Tiger. Additionally, he was responsible for increasing the area of Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve to almost 6000 sq km from 3500 sq km previously.

He has worked extensively in Central Indian Forests for over a decade, and his skills include large mammal surveys, statistical analyses and advanced GIS techniques. With extensive work experience, a deep understanding of the local setting, his existing connections and his technical training, Imran co-founded a HyTiCoS in 2002 and leads a group of volunteers for wildlife conservation.

He has also carried out various capacity building programmes for over 700 frontline staff and has designed short wildlife courses for the Forest Department. He works closely with local tribal communities who he believes are the most important stakeholders in any conservation scheme.


Gajjala Bapu Reddy

He has been with WCS-India since 2015. He is a researcher working in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana landscapes.


Komire Shankar

He has been with WCS-India since 2014. He designs maps using GIS for camera-trap and other surveys and is a part of AP and Telangana conservation team.


Sridhar D

He works as the Research Associate at WCS-India. Currently, he heads the Corridor Conservation Team in NSTR – Seshachalam corridor.







Rohit Subhedar
He works as the Research Associate at WCS-India. His work involves monitoring tiger movement and assessing threats to tigers, their prey and habitat in the Kawal-Tadoba corridor.



Kumaraswamy

He works as Community Relation Officer. He works with the local communities for their development and is currently working on Gundala Tourism Project.



Venkatesh A

He works as a Research Associate at WCS-India. A post graduate in Zoology, his work involves monitoring tiger dispersals, road kill monitoring, conservation related activities like community engagement for Village relocation and reporting encroachments in Kawal Tiger Reserve.


 

Harsha Vardhan

A Wildlife Biologist associated with us since 2017. His work now involves monitoring tiger dispersals to and from Kawal Tiger Reserve and also conducting line transect and occupancy surveys in Telangana.



Ramindla Thirupathi

He is working with the tiger monitoring team in the Large Cell Occupancy survey. He has also participated in Community based Eco-tourism project around Kawal area.

 


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