Bano Haralu is a pioneering television journalist from Northeast India. She has been involved with conservation issues in Nagaland since she returned to her home state in 2010. She pioneered a bird and wildlife survey for the government that led to the publishing of the ‘Birds of Nagaland’. Bano formed the Nagaland Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation Trust (NWBCT) in 2013 and serves as its managing trustee.
Ramki Sreenivasan is a Bangalore-based technology entrepreneur, birder and wildlife photographer. Ramki has been involved with several conservation projects in Nagaland since 2010 and was part of the team that discovered the Amur Falcon massacre last year. He co-founded Conservation India in January 2012 – a non-profit, non-commercial portal that facilitates wildlife and nature conservation.
An MSc in wildlife biology and an expert on Northeast birds, Shashank has been on the team since the first bird survey. In 2011, he led the first ever biodiversity survey of the eastern ridge of Nagaland (Pungro, Fakim, Mt. Saramati) resulting in several interesting discoveries. He was part of the team, as the only wildlife biologist, to document the Amur Falcon massacre last year that was published in Science.
A native of Khonoma, Nagaland’s famous biodiversity hotspot, Roko first joined the team as a field assistant during biodiversity surveys in 2011. Roko’s phenomenal field skills and his love for wildlife soon made him a permanent member of the team. Being a member of the local community, Roko plays a crucial role in assisting Bano in all projects undertaken by the NWBCT across the state.