For the past two years, I've been working with my colleagues at Columbia University, Pooja Choksi and Vijay Ramesh. Together, we co-founded Project Dhvani (Dhvani is the Sanskri word for sound), which is a collaborative undertaking of three young scientists, local non-governmental and academic institutions and the state Forest Departments in India. You can learn more about the project at www.projectdhvani.org.
Project Dhvani received an Early Career Grant from National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. In addition, all three of us have been named 2019 Graduate Fellows as apart of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). This financial support is critical to the travel, equipment, and staff that is necessary to do our conservation and wildlife research.