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Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows, Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows


Conservationist, Field biologist, Scientist

Rishi Sharma


Rishi serves as the Science and Policy Lead for the Himalaya Conservation Program at WWF-India. His main areas of focus encompass conservation biology, the human dimensions of conservation, high-altitude rangelands, and the efficacy of conservation programs.

Possessing a Ph.D. in Ecology, Rishi conducted research on snow leopards, culminating in a thesis titled “A multi-scale study of habitat use and abundance of the endangered Snow Leopard Panthera uncia.” Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Wildlife Science from the Wildlife Institute of India.

Motivated by a passion for tackling conservation challenges in High Asia, Rishi endeavors to blend ecology, social sciences, and traditional community wisdom to discover solutions for some of the urgent conservation issues.