Sanjay Gubbi

Scientist, Western Ghats

Master of Science in Conservation Biology, DICE, University of Kent at Canterbury

Sanjay Gubbi

Sanjay Gubbi works mainly on conservation issues in Karnataka state. Sanjay bridges a strong understanding of the socio-economic and political aspects of conservation with its scientific bases.

Sanjay's PhD examines factors underlying the variation of leopard distribution across a habitat modification gradient in southern Karnataka, and evaluates current approaches to management of leopard-human conflict to help achieve a better understanding and management of this beleaguered species. 

Sanjay’s recent work, focusing on the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India has strived to reduce the impact of habitat fragmentation, collaborated with the Karnataka Forest Department towards an expansion of protected areas, helped institute new social security and welfare measures for forest watchers and guards. On these projects, Sanjay works with a wide cross-section of people, including policy makers, media and social leaders.

Sanjay also conducts training workshops for print and electronic media and conservation enthusiasts, among others, to expand support for and enhance public understanding of conservation. He has taught Master’s program courses at the National Centre for Biological Sciences and the Wildlife Institute of India. Today, Sanjay sits on the State Wildlife Board and other key panels of the state.

He writes extensively both in English and Kannada, and is especially keen on popularising wildlife conservation in local languages. 

Projects

Publications

Book

2018

Birds of BRT Tiger Reserve (Kannada) - Pocket guide

Journal Article

2017

From intent to action: A case study for the expansion of tiger conservation from southern India

Journal Article

2017

Evaluating a survey landscape for tiger abundance in the confluence of the Western and Eastern Ghats

Book

2017

Birds of Cauvery and MM Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (Kannada) - Pocket guide

Report

2017

Ecology and conservation of leopards in protected and multiple use forests in Karnataka

Journal Article

2016

Providing more protected space for tigers Panthera tigris: a landscape conservation approach in the Western Ghats, southern India

Book

2016

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿ ಜಾಲದ ಗಣಿ ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ (A handbook on wildlife of Chamarajanagar district  specifically on MM Hills and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries - in Kannada)

Report

2016

ಚಿರತೆಗಳು ಜನ ನಿಬಿಡ ಪ್ರದೇಶಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಿದ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶಗಳನ್ನು ಸುರಕ್ಷಿತವಾಗಿ ನಿಭಾಯಿಸುವ ವಿಧಾನಗಳು (Safely handling situations when leopards enter human dense areas - Kannada version)

Report

2016

Safely handling situations when leopards enter human dense areas - English version

Report

2015

Tigers of Malai Mahadeshwara and Cauvery Landscape

Book Chapter

2015

Finding the middle road: Grounded approaches to mitigate highway impacts in tiger reserves

Journal Article

2015

Distribution, relative abundance, and conservation status of Asian elephants in Karnataka, southern India

Poster

2015

Poster depicting dog and leopard pugmarks designed to help reduce anxiety and tensions - English version

Poster

2015

Poster depicting dog and leopard pugmarks designed to help reduce anxiety and tensions - Kannada version

Journal Article

2014

An elephantine challenge: human–elephant conflict distribution in the largest Asian elephant population, southern India

Report

2014

Ecology and conservation status of leopards in Bhadravathi Territorial Division

Journal Article

2014

Tracing the geographic origin of traded leopardbody parts in the Indian subcontinent withDNA-based assignment tests

Journal Article

2014

Photographic records of the Ratel Mellivora capensis from the southern Indian state of Karnataka

Journal Article

2014

Roads emerging as a critical threat to leopards in India?

Journal Article

2013

Joint Indian initiative creates tiger corridor

Poster

2013

Poster designed to carry out awareness programs regarding human-leopard conflict

Journal Article

2012

Impact of vehicular traffic on large mammal use of highway-edges in southern India

Poster

2012

Poster for public information campaigns to dissuade people from "rescuing" leopard cubs

Journal Article

2008

Two new records of distribution of four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis)