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Who we are

 Our founding members are a group of biologists, anthropologists, geographers and conservationists, with in-depth knowledge and experience of working on issues of coexistence in a particular region, with an understanding of the politics and complex social dynamics that are vital for effective conservation. Together they represent varying geographies across India, working with local communities coexisting with a wide range of species - elephants, leopards, tigers, gaur, snow leopards and others.

The consortium is administered by a working group consisting of Aritra Kshettry, Amrita Neelakantan,  Marianne Manuel, Sahil Nijhawan, Samira Agnihotri, Madhuri Ramesh, and Tarsh Thekaekara.

We welcome new members, whose areas of interest/work align with that of the group.

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Network for Conserving Central India


University of Transdisciplinary Health Sciences and Technology


Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

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University of Cambridge

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Nature Conservation Foundation


Ashoka University

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Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 

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The Shola Trust

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Nature Conservation Foundation

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National Institute of Advanced Studies


Writer, Wildlife Conservationist


Madhuri Ramesh

Azim Premji University

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Nature Conservation Foundation


Dakshin Foundation

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IIT Guwahati

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Wildlife Conservation


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Keystone Foundation


Dakshin Foundation

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Dakshin Foundation

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         IUCN Asian Elephant       Specialist Group Independent researcher

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Snow Leopard Trust

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Nature Conservation Foundation

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National Centre for Biological Sciences


Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History

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