Case Study: SAIPARI SAILO
Saipari is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) who has been immensely involved in the eld of wildlife science and conservation since 2004. Her eld of interest is specically in herpetology, and she has also been a part of the team that discovered a new species of frog Leptotalaxtamdil in Tamdil Lake, Mizoram. Her discovery was documented and published in the international scientic journal Zootaxa. Under the DST research grant for Women Scientists, Saipari has also worked on the eect of pesticides on the development of Fejervarya limnocharis in Eastern Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Saipari went further to earn a PhD for her research on theecology and biology of Annandale’s frog Clinotarsus alticola.
For her contribution to science and conservation of amphibians in Northeast India, Saipari was awarded the Nature Activist Award by Balipara Foundation in 2014. Ecological Impact: Saipari has extensively worked on studying the distribution and ecology of amphibian communities in India. She has also worked on impact of human-related changes on amphibians and other herbs as well. She has also carried out biodiversity assessment of amphibians in dierent regions in Northeast India.