Advisory Board

Divya Mudappa

Conservation Scientist

An expert in Zoology, Botany, and Evolutionary Biology, Divya Mudappa is a senior scientist at Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. She heads the Western Ghats Rainforest programme. Divya's primary research area is in the field of tropical ecology, particularly of rainforests, restoration ecology and conservation biology. In addition, she is also interested in small carnivores, hornbills, plant-animal interactions and animal behaviour.

Ricky Kej

Music Composer & Environmentalist

Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer, Environmentalist and Professor. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 25 countries, including the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won more than 100 music awards in over 20 countries. He is a Grammy® Award Winner, US Billboard #1 artist, UNESCO "Global Ambassador for Kindness" & UNICEF 'Celebrity Supporter’. Ricky has been named as one of the 100 Real Leaders who 'Inspire the Future'. He is also an Ambassador to Earth Day Network.


Wildlife Filmmaker

Sara is a wildlife filmmaker and the founder of Evanescence Studios and The Indian Wildlife Channel. He has worked for major networks like the BBC, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Discovery and his latest series was for Netflix. Sara started his journey as a wildlife photographer and continues to share a passion for creating images.

Sudhir Shivaram

Wildlife Photographer & Entrepreneur

Growing up in Karnataka, Sudhir was first attracted to wildlife photography in 1993. This green evangelist campaigns for wildlife protection around the world to raise awareness about nature and wildlife. He is a full-time photography teacher and conducts wildlife photography tours and workshops. The founding member of non-profit photo sharing site India Nature Watch, he was awarded Sanctuary Asia's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012.