Jayjit D.
Wildlife Biologist

Integrates BS-MS, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER-K)
Young India Fellow, Ashoka University

Born in Bengal and brought up in the lap of the Himalayas (Nepal), Jayjit is an aspiring elephant ecologist. He conducted his MS Thesis on animal behaviour (cognitive abilities of free-ranging dogs). After studying Human – Elephant Conflict in Northern Chhattisgarh, he worked on Human-Elephant Conflict in the Rajaji landscape with the Wildlife Institute of India. He has been part of 6 collaring operations of wild Asian elephants and takes pleasure in understanding the drivers of space-use pattern of these gentle giants.

An avid cricketer (has played in Nepal, India, Germany and the US!) with interests along the spectrum from science to society, he wishes to engage with myriad stakeholders to tackle conservation conundrums.

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