Case Study: NIMESH VED

Nimesh Ved leads the Samrakshan, a Non-prot organization that has been working towards conservation education and capacity building in North-east India for more than a decade. Previously, Nimesh was working independently in programs involving conservation issues in remote location of Central and Northeast India. Then after specically focusing on working in the State of Mizoram, he designed, implemented and documented a conservation education- based program which was community- centric and also sensitive to their cultural values. After which he prioritized working on the eld of conservation education, which he explored by reaching out to dierent types of takeholders. Nimesh joined Samrakshan in 2002, after giving up on an established corporate sector job to take on a career in conservation. He also manages the Asha education initiative in the state. His background in the management skills helped him in eectively assisting his team at Samrakshan. Nimesh also is a nature and wildlife writer, who has published both scientic and popular articles in magazines and newspapers on various topics pertaining to wildlife conservation in general. And he has been a part of various conservation education based programs that have successfully been executed in Northeast India. For his contribution and eorts, Nimesh was awarded with the Green Guru Award by Balipara Foundation in the year 2015.

Social Impact:

Nimesh has reached out to multiple stakeholders ranging from local communities of rural villages to governing bodies, where he has been able to convey the message of importance of wildlife conservation to the masses.

Ecological Impact:

Nimesh has raised awareness regarding conservation issue in Northeast India among various stakeholders. He has also documented interesting micro and mega fauna that he has published as short notes and reports in reputed scientic journals and magazines. His writings and articles on conservation issues in Mizoram have helped in bringing awareness regarding the problems faced by wildlife in Northeast India.

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