R Raghunath

Consultant, Other Initiatives

BE (Electronics) MSc (Geoinformatics)

R Raghunath

From my younger days I have been interested in nature as most of my schooling was in the rural areas of Karnataka which gave me an ideal setting to be with nature and appreciate its beauty. I started participating regularly in the tiger and elephant censuses conducted by the forest department and often trekked with my friends across wild and beautiful landscapes. These exciting experiences consolidated my interest and love for the wild. 

After completing my graduation in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University, I worked for a while in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and then worked as project engineer for a DST project in Karwar. But my passion for wildlife and adventure compelled me to change track and join the Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS, Bangalore) in 2001, which gave me an opportunity to work in wildlife protected areas in Karnataka and exposed me to different scientific methods used in wildlife studies. 

My association with NCF started in 2002 with my involvement in the rainforest restoration project and the human – elephant conflict studies initiated by Divya and Shankar Raman in Anamalais. After that exciting stint, I joined Madhusudan for a study on livestock impacts in Bandipur National park which gave me a chance to learn about the ways of the wild and enjoy the beauty of nature. 

Presently, I manage the GIS facility at Mysore and  provide GIS/RS  support to most of the projects in NCF.

Projects

Publications

Dataset

2017

Data from: Assessing changes in distribution of the endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia and its wild prey over 2 decades in the Indian Himalaya through interview-based occupancy surveys.

Journal Article

2017

Assessing changes in distribution of the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia and its wild prey over 2 decades in the Indian Himalaya through interviewbased occupancy surveys

Book Chapter

2016

South Asia: India. In Snow leopards. Biodiversity of the world: conservation from genes to landscapes. Series editor: Philip J. Nyhus, Volume editors: Thomas McCarthy, David Mallon. 

Popular Article

2015

A range of fauna

Journal Article

2015

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

Journal Article

2014

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

Popular Article

2012

A problem landscape in the Western Ghats

Journal Article

2011

Patterns of spatiotemporal change in large mammal distribution and abundance in the southern Western Ghats, India

Journal Article

2010

Ensuring the future of the tiger and other large mammals in the southern portion of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, southern India

Popular Article

2010

Lure of the wild

Popular Article

2010

Cry in the Wilderness

Popular Article

2010

The Mukurthy-Mudumalai Large Mammal Corridor

Conference Proceedings

2009

Opportunities and challenges for tiger (Panthera tigris) conservation in the southern Western Ghats, India

Journal Article

2009

Endangered markhor Capra falconeri in India: through war and insurgency

Journal Article

2008

In search of the munzala: distribution and conservation status of the newly-discovered Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala