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Sahil Nijhawan

PhD

I am an interdisciplinary conservation anthropologist and I have worked in Latin America, Southern Africa and India. My work integrates ecological methods and newer technologies with traditional ethnographic approaches to understand wild animals, people, and the relations between the two. For the past 9 years, I have worked with and alongside the Idu Mishmi people of Arunachal Pradesh - a journey that began with my doctoral research in 2012, which studied socio-cultural, ecological and political relations between the Idu and tigers. I have continued to work with the Idu people on a range of locally-led initiatives towards ethical, rights-based bio-cultural conservation and research.