Game Drive in Kanha

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Kartikeya Singh Chauhan

Kartikeya lives and breathes the natural world. Throwing himself into his studies of ecology and the environment, he has devoted his life to conservation and wildlife. From humble beginnings as a part-time education officer at the Gujarat Nature Conservation Society, to becoming a research technician on the Conservation of Indian Wolf project, a technical consultant for the Wildlife Institute of India’s wild dog research project, and providing scientific and field assistance on the BBC natural history film, Desert Wolves of India; to serving as head naturalist and a freelance consultant (who helped develop the training programme for naturalists), in the Bandhavgarh  National Park.

His field experience includes big game capture in South Africa, involving the capture of free-ranging white rhino and Cape buffalo, at Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, and Phinda Private Game Reserve. He has also been involved in live trapping, tranquilising and radio-collaring endangered species including Asiatic lion, Indian wolves, blackbuck, Indian wild dog and other wildlife.

Kartikeya now freelances his skills as a naturalist and wildlife guide. He has a vast number of publications behind him and is a life member of the Marwari Horse Society and the Bombay Natural History Society in India. In his spare time, he enjoys hobbies such as nature photography, filming and horse riding.

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