Munib Khanyari

Research Scholar, High Altitudes

BSc. Environmental Biology, McGill University Currently a Ph.D. candidate at University of Bristol/University of Oxford

Being born amongst the beautiful mountains of Kashmir meant that nature was always a part of my life. I completed my schooling in Mumbai and subsequently obtained a BSc in Environmental Biology (Wildlife Biology) from McGill University, Canada. Through multiple research experiences that took me from the caves of Panama, to rainforests of Costa Rica and the steppe of Central Asia, I realised the importance the environment and its species truly hold both for me and the entire living planet. With the help of these experiences and much more in the making, I aim to work on social and ecological issues/questions in relation to wild species and their populations. The mountains hold a special place in my heart and accentuate this passion of mine. I strongly believe that good science breeds sustained conservation . Someone wise once told me, “if you aren’t drowning, then head towards rougher waters”. This is what I aim to do!

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2019

Sampling bias in snow leopard population estimation studies

Report

2018

Population assessment of the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius) using the Double-observer Survey method in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve

Newsletter

2017

Observation of multiple sarcoptic mange related deaths in Himalayan Serow in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, India

Popular Article

2017

"Are Blue Sheep Really Blue?"

Popular Article

2017

The Saiga Saga: Mongolian Edition

Popular Article

2017

"A Cat Among the People"

Report

2017

Population Density Estimation of Mountain Ungulates from  Upper Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh.

Report

2017

Population Density Estimation of Snow Leopard from Upper Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Popular Article

2017

Murder in the Mountains

Popular Article

2017

"PIKA-boo"