Dr. Amitha Bachan K H

Founder Member

I am an ecological enthusiast with more than one and half decade of experience with flora, fauna, forests and indigenous communities of the Western Ghats. My interest is on Tropical Forest Ecosystem Dynamics, Ecorestoration, Ethnography, River basin, Natural History, Right based conservation. My Doctoral work on Riparian Forest Composition and dynamics in the Chalakkudy River, the conservation initiative for community based monitoring of hornbill nesting trees and ecological monitoring involving local indigenous community were pioneering initiatives. My travel across the Anamalai along with Kadar tribes has helped them mapping the indigenous territory and ensuring their community rights. Presently working as Assi. Prof. and Research Guide in the Resrach and PG Department of Botany, MES Asmabi College and I am a member to IUCN Species Specialist Group for Hornbills.