Nupur Kale

Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Qualifications : M.Sc. Conservation Biology, University of Kent, U.K., 2012

                           B.Sc. Zoology, University of Pune, India, 2011



Fascination for the sea and its creatures and an opportunity to work on sea turtles resulted in a Master’s thesis on green sea turtles in Sri Lanka. Following the M.Sc., I have worked with Dakshin Foundation in Odisha and Maharashtra on olive ridley turtles (2012-2015, 2017) and with the Sea Turtle Conservancy in Costa Rica (Tortuguero) on green turtles (2016).

My main interest is understanding sea turtles and their ecology in the Indian waters and using this information for their management and conservation. I am also interested in community based conservation initiatives as it gives an opportunity to interact with local communities and learn traditional practices and beliefs which aid in conservation planning.

Currently, I am working on the green sea turtle monitoring project to develop conflict mitigation techniques and conserve sea grass communities in the Lakshadweep Islands.


Present Projects:
Monitoring green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and seagrass meadows in the Lakshadweep Islands.


Past Projects:
Long-term monitoring of sea turtles at the Rushikulya mass nesting rookery, Odisha


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