Mr Siddharth Edake is a Master's of Science (M.Sc.) in Biodiversity and currently is working as a Fellow and Area Convener of the Centre for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (CBES) at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. For more than a decade, he has focused on conserving forests and biodiversity across India through research and action. Since 2014, Siddharth has been involved in community engagement and biodiversity documentation of Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) across Nagaland.
Bano Haralu began a career in Broadcast Journalism in 1989 and worked with Doordarshan and New Delhi TV till 2009. Since then she has forayed into the world of nature conservation to which her journalistic experience saw her craft. In 2012, she initiated the ‘Friends of the Amur Falcons n Campaign’ for conservation of the migratory bird, along with a team from Conservation India. This initiative saw the community of Pangti village in Wokha district of Nagaland to turn around from hunters to protectors of the migratory bird. It was regarded as Indis’s best conservation success story in recent times. Currently, she heads the Nagaland Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Trust that sees ‘conservation education’ as the convergence of intervention with communities. She is associated with Wildlife Conservation Society for their work in Nagaland.
Ivan Jimomi is a commerce graduate and working in the Police Department. He is the team leader of Tizu Valley Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Network. He is a environmental enthusiast, a local resource person, organizers and expert in community mobilization. He is also a Advisor of Green Club Zunheboto Nagaland. A local green hero who is engaged in leading the communities in the direction of sustainable development and is engaged with TERI in implementing a project to create and promote joint Community Conservation Areas (CCA)s on a pilot scale in Zunheboto district since 2016.
Nuklu Phom is a Ph.D research scholar of Sam Hegginboton University for Agriculture Technology and Science, doing his research on Forest management issues. During the last 15 years he is engaged with community mobilization, human resource development and community sustainable livelihood, Local leadership development towards social transformation and team building, Resurging traditional education system and community biodiversity conservation initiatives. Under his initiative, a huge forest area has been declared as the Yaongyimchen Community Biodiversity Conservation Area which gives asylum to hundreds of floral and faunal species. The forest has become one of the largest roosting site for 1.7 millions Amur Falcon every year. He is also engaged in creating a Biodiversity Peace corridor which was launched by the state chief secretary, in March 2020.