"Conservation through field-based research and education outreach"
by Dhiraj Bhaisare
Dhiraj Bhaisare is a research administrator and wildlife ecologist from Agumbe Rainforest Research Station/ Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (ARRS/MCBT), who has several years of experience in field-based research work in the field of herpetology, birding, native plant species of western ghats, conservation. He has been involved in plenty of projects for the past 10 years starting from a field researcher to a research administrator in King Cobra Telemetry project, King cobra conservation, rescue and translocation, birds in general, lapwing study, wildlife study in rainforests, education and outreach. He joined ARRS in 2009 as a research associate and now his responsibility is to supervise the research projects and train interns. He has worked with a lot of top-notch researchers and environmentalists like Romulus Whitaker, Gowri Shankar, Ajay Giri. He has been awarded "The Disney Conservation Hero Award" in 2011 and "Herpetology Conservation Research Award" in 2012.