Honorary Associate, High Altitudes
Riyaz Ahmad is a research scholar from Kashmir, with over 4 years of experience in on-ground research & conservation work in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Notable among these is his exhaustive survey of the shahtoosh workers of Kashmir that gave him the experience of interacting with over 7000 workers on sensitive matters of livelihoods. He has been involved in the only range-wide survey of markhor in Jammu and Kashmir during October 2004 to May 2005 conducted jointly with WTI, where he works. Riyaz has also been involved in the Chiru survey in Ladakh. Presently affiliated with Wildlife Trust of India, as Field Officer.