B.Sc. Forestry, H.N.B.G.U., Uttarakhand
M.Sc. Wildlife Sciences, Wildlife Institute of India, XVI Batch
PG Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy, National Law University, Delhi, 2023 Batch
Kushagra hails from Bastar, Chhattisgarh. He grew walking in the dense forests of Bastar, catching snakes, birds and dragonflies. Passionate about studying nature, he enrolled to the Forestry(Hons.) programme of H.N.B.G.U. He was spear-heading VISION, a student group for wildlife whose efforts with UK Forest Dept. helped in bringing down deaths of vultures due to electrocution. He was selected for the Master’s Programme of the Forest Reasearch Institute, Dehradun in 2016, but later realising his inner calling for wildlife, he left FRI and got through the prestigious Master’s programme of the Wildlife Institute of India in 2017. He studied Asian Elephants in Surguja, Chhattisgarh as a part of his Master’s dissertation, titled “Habitat use of Elephants in Mosaic landscape of Northern Chhattisgarh”. He has a keen interest in ornithology, wildlife history and conservation policies in India. Always up for a discussion on political philosophy and history, he often unwinds through books, country Music and Coffee!
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