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Central Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests, Deccan thorn scrub forests, East Deccan dry-evergreen forests, East Deccan moist deciduous forests, Malabar Coast moist forests, South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests, South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests, South Western Ghats montane rainforests


Restoration Practitioner, Private landowner, Naturalist, Nature educator, Scientist, Field biologist, Researcher, Conservationist

Years of experience
20+ years

Siddharth Rao

ila and adavi trust

Siddharth Rao is a field based conservation biologist and development practitioner who co-leads ‘ila ‘ a restoration company and the Adavi Trust a grassroots conservation organisation. He holds a master’s degree in Ecology and has over two decades of experience working in various capacities spanning conservation practice, wildlife research and media. His work focuses on restoration ecology, community led conservation, environmental justice, carnivore ecology, markets for conservation and conservation outreach and education. Siddharth is also a Tedx Speaker and a 2015 Kinship Conservation Fellow. He lives on an off-grid field station in the deccan savannah grasslands of South India.