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  • Title: home | ancf
    Descriptive info: .. Search this site:.. Home |.. Sitemap |.. Support Us.. About ANCF.. What we do.. Our Partners.. Our Trustees.. People.. Director.. Thomas Mathew.. Programme Staff.. Narendran Kodandapani.. Surendra Varma.. Avinash K G.. Programme Consultants.. Dr Thopsie Gopal.. Vikram Nanjappa.. Dr N.. Baskaran.. Administrative and Finance.. M.. O.. Sriram.. Sanjay Rattan.. Pooja Biddappa.. Our Programmes.. Asian Elephant Research and Conservation (AERC).. Land of the Elephant Programme.. Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation programme.. Elephant habitat and population monitoring.. Captive Elephant Management program.. Education and Training.. AERC Workshops.. Tribal School Education Programme.. Environmental Survey and Assessment.. Hosur – Dharmapuri Biodiversity Survey.. Participatory Monitoring – Joint Forest Management ( JFM ) Project.. Periyar-Agastyamalai Landscape Project.. GIS.. GIS Maps.. Resources.. Books.. Manuals.. Research Papers.. Birds.. Captive Elephants.. Carnivores.. Climate Change.. Elephants.. Mammals.. Reptiles Amphibians.. Tropical Forest Ecology.. Ungulates.. Wildlife – Human Conflict.. Reports.. Final Reports.. Interim Reports.. Occasional Reports.. Summary Reports.. Technical Reports.. Articles.. Other Articles.. Seminars, Symposiums Conferences.. Software.. Gajah 2.. 0.. News Events.. Contact Us.. FAQ.. Opportunities.. ANCF Elephant conservation.. The Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) , a non -profit public charitable trust is actively involved in the conservation of the Asian Elephant, considered to be a keystone species in the biologically rich forests of South and  ...   Prof Raman Sukumar, Chair of the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.. It is governed by a Board of Trustees chaired by Prof Sukumar.. Mr Thomas Mathew, an experienced conservation planner and manager serves as the Executive Director.. ANCF has its headquarters at the Innovation Centre office of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.. While ANCF is constituted as an independent group of conservation professionals, in implementing its programmes it works closely with Government agencies, sister research and education institutions, civil society groups and community organizations.. Photo Gallery.. View More Photos.. Video Gallery.. Zoo of Love Elephant.. Elephant Days Nights Part 01.. View More Videos.. Featured Publication.. The Story of Asia’s Elephants.. 2011.. Dr.. Raman Sukumar This book , an ecological and cultural history of the Asian elephant, is the first single volume to comprehensively cover the history of Asia s elephants, drawing upon a wide range of literary sources from ancient to contemporary times.. The Marg Foundation 2011 Nature 340 pages The relationship between elephants and people in Asia over thousands of years is a unique one.. This story of the Asian elephant begins.. View More Publications.. ANCF 2013 Calender.. Copyright 2011, ANCF.. Terms and Conditions.. Privacy Policy..

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  • Title: What we do | ancf
    Descriptive info: ANCF uses its expertise in nature conservation and environmental management to work for achieving sustainable and equitable development in India.. ANCF believes that the collective efforts of trained professionals from a range of disciplines, including the ecological, social and management sciences, working in collaboration with  ...   with the informed cooperation of local communities, leads to the long term conservation of biological resources.. To this end, ANCF facilitates knowledge generation through scientific research, surveys and assessments which, in turn, forms the basis for the formulation of effective policies and strategies for nature conservation..

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  • Title: Our Partners | ancf
    Descriptive info: ANCF has benefitted from the financial and technical support of a number of institutions, government agencies , NGO s and individuals.. A partial list is given below.. John D and Catherine T.. MacArthur Foundation.. http://www.. macfound.. org/site/c.. lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.. 855229/k.. CC2B/Home.. htm.. Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation.. lcaof.. org/intro.. html.. Dr Scholl Foundation.. drschollfoundation.. com/.. US Fish and Wildlife Service.. fws.. gov/.. The Whitley Laing Foundation.. whitleyaward.. org/.. Rotterdam Zoo.. rotterdamzoo.. nl/.. Kolmarden Zoo.. kolmarden.. Antwerp Zoo.. zooantwerpen.. be/.. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.. cepf.. net/Pages/default.. aspx.. Conservation International.. conservation.. org/Pages/default.. Mr and Mrs Richard Levinson.. Mr  ...   wti.. org.. in/.. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment.. atree.. Compassion Unlimited Plus Action.. http://cupabangalore.. Foundation for Ecological Research ,Advocacy and Learning.. http://feralindia.. A Rocha India.. arocha.. Planet Action.. planet-action.. Adi Dravida Welfare Association.. Bombay Natural History Society.. bnhs.. Project Elephant (Min.. of Env.. Forests).. http://moef.. nic.. in/pe/pe.. html.. Wildlife Institute of India.. wii.. gov.. Karnataka State Forest Department.. http://karnatakaforest.. West Bengal State Forest Department.. http://westbengalforest.. Orissa State Forest Department.. http://orissa.. in/forest environment/.. Bannerghatta National Park.. Kerala State Forest Department.. keralaforest.. Tamil Nadu State Forest Department.. forests.. tn.. Uttarakhand State Forest Department.. uttarakhandforest.. org/index..

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  • Title: Our Trustees | ancf
    Descriptive info: Prof.. Raman Sukumar.. Founder and Managing Trustee.. Raman Sukumar is a truly exceptional person who most probably knows more about elephants than anyone else in the world and who has devoted his professional life to their survival.. - Edward Whitley, Founder, Whitley Awards (Whitley Fund for Nature).. more.. N.. H.. Ravindranath.. Trustee.. N.. H.. Ravindranath is a professor at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA - Application of Science and Technology to Rural Areas) Indian Institute  ...   Balakrishnan, is the Associate Director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.. His main areas of research include Aerospace Electronic Systems, Information Security, and Numerical Electromagnetics, High Performance Computing and Networks, Digital Library and.. Mr Thomas Mathew was appointed as the Executive Director of ANCF in July 1, 2007 and was subsequently appointed as a Trustee in February 2013.. A biochemical engineer and environmental scientist by training with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from..

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    Descriptive info: To be appointed.. Narendran Kodandapani.. Senior Scientist.. Narendran completed his PhD with a dissertation on fire regimes and ecological effects in seasonally dry tropical ecosystems in the Western Ghats, India , from Michigan State University in.. Surendra Varma.. Research Scientist.. Surendra Varma completed his Masters degree in Wildlife Biology from Bharathidasan University in Trichanapally, Tamil Nadu, in 1988.. Since then he has been working on the conservation of elephants.. Avinash K G.. GIS Specialist.. Avinash KG has a PhD from Mysore University( 2011) in Geospatial modeling.. He has worked with the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore as a project assistant.. Dr Thopsie Gopal.. Consultant – Emerging Infectious Diseases from Wildlife (PREDICT) programme.. T.. Gopal, former Director of Institute of Animal Health Veterinary Biologicals, Bangalore, belonged to the first  ...   Scientist.. Baskaran obtained his Doctor of Philosophy for his study on Ranging and Resource Utilization by Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus Lin.. ) in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, southern.. Sriram.. Senior Administrator.. Sriram was one of the three first trustees of ANCF and a signatory to the Foundation s deed of trust of November 1997.. Initially given the responsibility of Honorary Treasurer in the.. Sanjay Rattan.. Administration Manager.. Mr.. Sanjay Rattan holds a B.. A.. (Hons) degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Punjab.. He joined ANCF in 2008 as Administration Manager and his.. Pooja Biddappa.. Executive Secretary.. Pooja acquired a Masters of Commerce degree from Mysore University in 2006.. She however started her professional career much earlier in 2000 working for various companies from the IT /..

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  • Title: Narendran Kodandapani | ancf
    Descriptive info: Senior Scientist.. Narendran completed his PhD with a dissertation on fire regimes and ecological effects in seasonally dry tropical ecosystems in the Western Ghats, India , from Michigan State University in 2006.. Since graduating from MSU, he took up several teaching positions.. Between January 2007 and August 2009 he was the GIS Coordinator/ Instructor at the Grays Harbor College in the Pacific NW.. He taught several courses in GIS and  ...   information system to improve Salmon conservation in the Pacific NW.. Between October 2009 and May 2011 he took up a research position at the French Institute of Pondicherry in India.. He is currently a Senior Scientist at ANCF where he devotes his time and energy to directing the GIS programme of ANCF and developing proposals to continue research on different aspects of forest fires in the Western Ghats.. Download Curriculum Vitae..

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  • Title: Surendra Varma | ancf
    Descriptive info: Research Scientist.. Since then he has been working on the conservation of elephants and other large mammals.. From 1988 to 1995 he worked on large mammal population numbers and demography and habitat usage in the tropical mixed deciduous forests of Mudumalai, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.. Mr Varma joined ANCF in 1998 as a researcher and was involved in studies on elephants in southern India and Myanmar, estimating elephant numbers, mapping habitat, reviewing the status of human-elephant conflict and elephant poaching.. From 2000 2002 he worked on a study of large mammal population density and distribution in Bandipur National Park and a study of the status and conservation of the Asian elephant in Vietnam.. From 2002 2006 he worked on Asian elephant population status and migratory corridors for elephants in North East India  ...   a study of the management and welfare of captive elephants across twelve states in India.. In 2006 carried out a study on the application of camera trap technology in wildlife studies.. In 2010 2011 he was ANCF s Principal Investigator for a study on human elephant conflict in the Mysore Forest Division.. In 2011-12 Mr.. Varma is involved in ANCF s study estimating the population of Asian Elephants in Uttarakhand.. He has been actively involved in carrying out capacity building in conducting elephant census operations, habitat mapping and survey techniques for conservation researchers and policy makers from India and Southeast Asian countries.. His work in Myanmar led to the identification of the first elephant reserve for the country.. Mr Varma has been a key researcher at ANCF from the organization s inception..

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  • Title: Avinash K G | ancf
    Descriptive info: GIS Specialist.. He has worked with the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore as a project assistant where he honed his skills on Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing.. He joined ANCF as a GIS Specialist in 2008 and provides GIS support for all ANCF s projects and programmes.. His research interest is in the area of landscape modeling (landslide modeling and climate change).. His other interests include photography and wildlife..

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  • Title: Dr Thopsie Gopal | ancf
    Descriptive info: Consultant – Emerging Infectious Diseases from Wildlife (PREDICT) programme.. Subsequently, he obtained his Master s degree in Pathology in 1967 from Madras Veterinary College.. After serving briefly with the State Department of Animal Husbandry and University he left for U.. S.. in 1973, where he obtained a second Master s degree (Toxicology Pathology) Ph.. D.. in Pathology, from the Kansas State University in 1976 and 1977 respectively.. He was also awarded the prestigious Membership of the societies of Sigma XI and Phi Zeta (1975-77).. During his professional career Dr.. Gopal was actively engaged in  ...   animal models for carcinogenetic and other environmental interactions in causing animal disease.. He served as a member of Expert Committees constituted by the Governments of India and the State Government of Karnataka, to review the causes of deaths among radio collared tigers and wild elephants.. He was responsible for investigation, establishing isolating the Rinderpest virus from Indian gaur in free living state in India.. He was the head of the Research Disease Investigation later the Director of the Institute of Animal Health Veterinary Biologicals.. Gopal heads ANCF s programme on Emerging Infectious Diseases from Wildlife..

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  • Title: Vikram Nanjappa | ancf
    Descriptive info: Consultant Communications.. After completing his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer in Rajasthan, he acquired a Bachelor s degree in History and Political Science from St.. Stephen s College, New Delhi in 1987.. He then joined the tea plantations in West Bengal.. In 2002 he joined the wildlife tourism industry.. He worked with a reputed organization in Kabini, Nagarhole, setting up their  ...   online marketing team.. His company won many international awards which include India s Leading Wildlife Resort by World Travel Awards 2009 and 2010 , Asia s Responsible Tourism Award by World Travel Awards 2009 and 2010 and World s Leading Online Tourism Marketing Campaign by World Travel Awards 2010.. He joined ANCF in 2011 with the responsibility for Communications and Fund Raising..

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