About the Author
Latika Nath, a conservation ecologist and photographer with a D.Phil on Tiger Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford is an ardent traveller, photographer, and diver and spends time exploring the myriad wilderness spaces of our planet. Her areas of interest include landscape ecology and resolution of human-wildlife conflict. She is the first woman wildlife biologist in India to work on tigers, and has spent over 25 years working at the grass roots level for tiger conservation. She established the renowned Singinawa Jungle Lodge and through the Singinawa Foundation worked on education, health, art, and alternate energy programs for the tribal villages in the region.
Her life and work has been featured on National Geographic television in a documentary called “The Tiger Princess” and on the Discovery Channel in the program “Wild Things”. She contributed to films like “Sita’s Story” and “A Tale of Two Tigers” on the BBC, as well as the cover story on tigers for the “Year of the Tiger” special in 1998. She has worked with numerous international organisations on many species including the Asian elephant, the Gangetic dolphin, the Arna or wild buffaloes, and high-altitude mammals in the Kanchenjunga area.
Latika is the recipient of scholarships including the Chevening Award from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India, the Overseas Research Student (ORS) UK, and a research fellowship of the Wildlife Institute of India.