New crew on board!

Several new people have joined us at NCF, between last issue of BushChat (when it was still print-on-paper only) and now. Many are field staff from local communities, who form the backbone of every project we undertake. Without their intimate knowledge of the landscapes and species, and their generosity in sharing this knowledge, our work would simply not be possible. More hornbill nest protectors have also joined the Eastern Himalaya team, working to ensure that nesting birds are not harmed. Several students embarking on research conservation projects, as well as young professionals who have left corporate jobs in order to work in conservation, have also come aboard.

Here’s a full list of all the new faces around our offices and field stations:

High Altitudes
Ajay Bijoor
Radhika Timbadia
Vinay Nadig
Dipti Humraskar
Rigzen Dorjay
Stanzin Yangsket
Rinchen Tobge
Kesang Chunit
Tandup Chering
Tanzin Thukten

Eastern Himalaya
Ushma Shukla
Akanksha Rathore
Talee Nabum
Turuk Barra
Anita Das
Eeha Cheri
Budhiram Tai
Pahi Tachang
Ohey Tayem
Gingma Tachang
Tade Tok
Taring Tachang
Vijay Tachang
Runge Paffa
Tajik Tachang
Tajik Wage
Nyima Nampe
Rikam Gyadi
Naga Kino
Nikje Tayem

Oceans and Coasts
Shreya Yadav
Mayuresh Gangal
Rucha Karkarey
Elrika D’souza

Western Ghats
Aparna V.K.
Ashwin George Philip
Prakasha H.M.
Ashoka H.P.
Sandesh Naik
Ashritha Anoop

Education and Public Engagement
Suhel Quader
Nayantara Lakshman 
Geetha Ramaswami
Raman Kumar
Rohit Chakravarty
Garima Bhatia
Vinatha Viswanathan
Vena Kapoor
Mousumi Ghosh