H C Poornesha

Project Manager, Western Ghats

MSc (Wildlife Management), Kuvempu University

I completed my M.Sc. in Wildlife Management from Kuvempu University, and started my research career with vegetation mapping programme in Western Ghats of Karnataka under the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi. I then worked as Outreach Coordinator and Conservation Officer at Wildlife Conservation Society – India Program for about three years prior to joining NCF.

My fondness for wildlife led me here, where as the programme manager, I’m involved in field research planning, developing outreach material, conducting workshops and facilitating capacity building activities. I also work on generating the spatial information for the data generated from camera trapping, threat analysis and other GIS related work. 

Projects

Publications

Land of the Honey Badger

Book

2020

Land of the Honey Badger

A camera-trap sighting of the Indian grey wolf in Cauvery WS.

Journal Article

2020

The lone wolf: new distribution update of the Indian grey wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) in southern India

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

Report

2018

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

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

Report

2017

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

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

Journal Article

2017

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

Journal Article

2016

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

Safely handling situations when leopards enter human dense areas - English 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

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

Poster

2015

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

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 - English version

Journal Article

2014

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

Roads emerging as a critical threat to leopards in India?

Journal Article

2014

Roads emerging as a critical threat to leopards in India?

Journal Article

2013

Joint Indian initiative creates tiger corridor

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

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

Poster

2012

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

Wildlife of Chamarajnagara, Karnataka
| ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿ ಜಾಲದ ಗಣಿ ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ

Book

Wildlife of Chamarajnagara, Karnataka | ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿ ಜಾಲದ ಗಣಿ ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ

Mammals of Biligirirangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Malai Mahadeshwara and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries - A bilingual pocket guide

Mammals of Biligirirangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Malai Mahadeshwara and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries - A bilingual pocket guide

Common birds of BRT Tiger Reserve  (Pocket guide)

Common birds of BRT Tiger Reserve (Pocket guide)

Common birds of Malai Mahadeshwara and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries - A bilingual pocket guide

Common birds of Malai Mahadeshwara and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries - A bilingual pocket guide