Rahul M Suresh

Programme Associate – Marine Flagships


MSc in Wildlife Conservation Action, Institute of Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune, 2021-2023

BSc in Biochemistry, Botany and Zoology, Yuvaraja’s college, Mysore, 2018-2021

Email: rahul.ms@dakshin.org

Profile: During his middle school years, there was a lesson about sea turtles returning to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs. This sparked Rahul’s interest in them, which has led him to work on the species after all these years. Rahul hails from Hosanagara, a small town in the Shivamogga district. During his bachelor’s degree, he worked as a volunteer educator at Mysore Zoo and participated in various bird surveys in and around Mysore. He conducted research on smooth-coated otters in Ganapati Lake in Sagara town for his master’s thesis, and during his internship, he studied elusive elephants in Tripura. Rahul has gained experience in different landscapes and species, and each one of them holds a special place in his heart for its unique nature and importance in the ecosystem, but sea turtles have always been special to him. Currently, he works as a Programme Associate at Dakshin, focusing on the long-term monitoring of olive ridleys in Odisha.


Basavarajappa S H, Rahul M S, N M Guruprasad, Ullas Prasanna Sadarahalli (2021) “Study on Avian Diversity of Hosanagara Region, Shivamogga, Karnataka”. Chapter 23-Biodiversity of Our Mother Earth.