Nupur Kale

Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Nupur KaleResearch Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Qualifications : M.Sc. Conservation Biology, University of Kent, U.K., 2012                            B.Sc. Zoology, University of Pune, India, 2011 Email: nupur@dakshin.org Profile: Fascination for the sea and its creatures and an opportunity to work on sea…
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…
Kabini Amin

Programme Officer - Art, Community and Engagement

Kabini AminProgramme Officer - Art, Community and Engagement What are we here to do  but behold the grace of a leaf, the skill of a hunt, the dazzle of a sunset, the wit of a mushroom? What kind of role can art, poetics and performance play in conservation? My inclination as a designer has been…
Shiba Desor

Senior Research Assistant - ANET

Shiba DesorSenior Research Assistant - ANET Qualifications: M.Sc. Environmental Studies, TERI University, New Delhi, 2011 Email id: shiba@dakshin.org Profile: I think that the stories of a place can tell us a lot about ourselves and how we interact with our environment. I started my work with a focus on community based conservation and protected area governance…
Shawn Dsouza

Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Shawn DsouzaResearch Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Qualifications:  M.Sc. Biodiversity, MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune. – 2017 B.Sc. Zoology, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai – 2015 Profile: I completed my Masters in Biodiversity from Pune University in May 2017. For my Master’s dissertation, I studied the effects of habitat modification and…
Trisha Gupta

Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Trisha GuptaResearch Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Qualifications: M.Sc. Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Ghent University, Belgium, 2016 B.Sc. Zoology, Chemistry and Botany, Christ University, Bangalore, 2014 Profile: I’ve been fascinated by the ocean from a very young age, and always looked for any excuse to be by the water. My research interests lie in…
Ishaan Khot

Senior Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Ishaan KhotSenior Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme Qualifications:  M.Sc. Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, Port Blair campus, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (2015). B.Sc. Life Sciences, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai (2012). Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (2015). E-mail: ishaan.khot@dakshin.org;  ishaankhot@gmail.com Profile:  I have always been greatly fascinated by the human dimensions of nature…
Chetan Rao

Programme Officer – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Chetan RaoSenior Research Assistant – Marine Flagships, Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Program Qualifications: M.Sc. Wildlife Science, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, 2011. B.Sc. Zoology, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, 2009 Profile: I joined Dakshin in December 2013 as a project assistant on the long term monitoring project of olive ridley sea turtles in Ganjam, Odisha. I subsequently moved…
Mahima Jaini

Marine Research Officer - ANET

Mahima JainiMarine Research Officer at ANET – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme Qualifications: M. Sc. Marine Biology,University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA, 2011. B.Sc. Marine Sciences (Fisheries minor), University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA, 2008. NAUI Open Water Diver 2008, PADI Advance Open Water Diver 2010, PADI Rescue Diver 2010, PADI Dive Master 2017. E-mail: jainimahima@gmail.com Profile: …
Adhith Swaminathan

Senior Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring

Adhith SwaminathanSenior Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme, Base Manager – Andaman Nicobar Environment Team Qualifications: M.Sc. Marine Environmental Management, University of York, UK, 2009. B.Sc. Visual Communication, Madras University, Chennai, 2007. Email: adhith.me@gmail.com Profile: I have been fascinated by the marine environment, sea turtles in particular, since the age of 10. Since completing my masters,…