GOUTAM KUMAR SAHA, Ph.D., is Professor of Zoology at University of Calcutta. With excellence in academics and long teaching experience in the field, he has successfully carried out a large number of research projects on wildlife sponsored by national and international funding agencies. His contribution in the field of wildlife research has been widely acclaimed by the international community and has been recognized by the IUCN. He is well known for his pioneering work on “Red Panda” research in the Singalila National Park, Darjeeling, India. Some of his wildlife research also found place in the IUCN Action Plan 2002–2004.
Dr. Saha has published 178 research papers in different journals of international repute and has 12 books and technical monographs to his credit. He has participated in 44 national and 14 international seminars and symposia and visited many countries of the world, where his research has been widely applauded. Recently, he has received the prestigious Mid-Career Award from University Grants Commission in 2016.
SUBHENDU MAZUMDAR, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Zoology at Shibpur Dinobundhoo Institution (College), Howrah, West Bengal. He has been actively engaged in the field of wildlife conservation since 2001. He has served the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) as Assistant Programme Officer, where he maintained Wild Elephant Mortality Database and Wildlife Crime Database, as well as, gained first hand knowledge on combating wildlife crime. Later, he joined West Bengal Biodiversity Board and participated in the preparation of People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) in different ecological regions of West Bengal.
A National Merit Scholarship awardee, Dr. Mazumdar has a strong academic record and has published research papers in journals of national and international repute. He has authored two books and has also published several popular articles. He has presented his research findings in several national and three international seminars, symposia and conferences. He has done his doctoral research on the ecology and conservation of Black Kite in an urban landscape and is presently conducting avifaunal research in human dominated landscapes and wetlands.