Dr. Nitin D. Rai
Dr. Nitin D. RaiFellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India Profile: Nitin D. Rai is a Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India. He studies the impacts of conservation and development on communities and local resistance to state efforts. His…
Sahir Advani
Sahir Advani I am interested in determining sustainable solutions to coral reef associated fisheries and the export markets driving them. I have profiled the fisheries of the Andaman Islands, with a focus on the grouper fisheries and with funding from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation and the Ravi Sankaran Inlaks Fellowship Programme. I am currently…
Mahaboob Khan

Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Mahaboob Khan Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme Qualifications: Master of Social Work, University of Calicut, Kerala, 2015. B.A. Travel and Tourism Management, University of Calicut, Kerala, 2013. E-mail: mahaboobkhancp@gmail.com Profile: While pursuing my Masters in Social Work, I got many opportunities to interact with different communities and understand their challenges. These experiences motivated me to work for…
Kavitha Manjunath

Sr. Accountant

Positions: Sr. Accountant Qualifications: Diploma in Computer Science from Adarsha Polytechnic, Bangalore E-mail: kavitha1.manjunath@gmail.com Profile: “Accounting is my life. Stop by some time and I’ll tell you why.” Here’s what I do at Dakshin Foundation: maintain books of accounts, securing cash box, cheque books, bank statements, making payments, settling accounts of project staff, prepare financial statements, correspond with donors,…

Meera Anna Oommen
Meera Anna OommenFounder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and is currently the Associate Director in charge of Academic Programmes and Institutional Growth Meera holds a doctoral degree in life sciences from the University of Technology, Sydney. At Dakshin Foundation, Meera contributes to institutional growth by coordinating research activities,and institutional development of the Andaman Nicobar Environment Team…
Naveen Namboothri

Director

Naveen NamboothriDirector Naveen  Namboothri  is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and currently serves as its Director. Trained as marine biologist, he has worked in diverse coastal, marine and island systems across India. His engagement cuts across regional, national and local agencies including government and non-government sectors. He heads the Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme and…
Kartik Shanker
Kartik Shanker Kartik Shanker is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation. An ecologist by training, Kartik has interests in both mountain and marine systems. His work with marine turtles in the last 20 years has led to broader interests in coastal and marine conservation. Currently, he serves as the Director of ATREE, Bangalore, and is…
Aarthi Sridhar

Programme Head

Aarthi SridharFounder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and heads its Communities and Resource Governance Programme Aarthi Sridhar is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and heads its Communities and Resource Governance Programme. Trained in the social sciences, her research interests cover a range of historical and contemporary socio-legal studies, with a focus on regulating resource use,…
Karishma Modi

Research Assistant - Environmental Education

Karishma ModiResearch Assistant – Environmental Education Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Pune, 2011 Email: karishma@dakshin.org Profile: My journey into the world of education began in 2006, with observing four classes at the DoorStep School (Pune) to understand the teachers’ practices as they taught anganwadi, balwadi levels basic rhymes and stories in Marathi and Hindi and…
Manini Bansal

Managing Editor - Current Conservation

Manini BansalManaging Editor and Designer at Current Conservation Qualifications: Diploma in Visual Communication from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology.  E-mail: manini@dakshin.org   Profile: I can trace my passion for expressing things visually to my childhood. From a young age, I was inclined towards photography, nature and beauty as it is found in the everyday. Studying in Srishti…