We are delighted to announce Dr. Vidya Athreya as our new Country Director. She has had a long, productive career in wildlife science and conservation, using a collaborative approach towards resolving human-wildlife conflicts while working in close partnership with the Forest Departments, NGOs, NGIs as well as other conservation partners such as the media. Dr. Athreya has been with Wildlife Conservation Society-India Program since 2013 and her team’s research has been published in a variety of scientific journals, both ecological as well as those dealing with the human dimensions. In particular, Dr. Athreya’s research and collaborations with important stakeholders, the long lasting partnerships with the Forest Departments have significantly contributed to the mitigation of human wildlife conflicts in rural, peri-urban and urban settings in multiple states across India. We are excited to bring Dr. Athreya’s skills and experience to lead Wildlife Conservation Society-India.
Board of Directors of Wildlife Conservation Society-India