Dr Sahil Nijhawan

For the duration of his Visiting Fellowship Dr Sahil Nijhawan is hosted by the Zoological Society of London.
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Dr Sahil Nijwahan

The research Dr Nijhawan will be conducting while in the UK builds on his doctoral research that identified a scientifically-unregistered population of tigers in Northeast India thriving without any formal protection.

This research concluded that local ‘Idu’ people’s beliefs in kinship with tigers had contributed significantly to the tigers' survival rate. However, the area is now witnessing extensive infrastructure development including mega-dams and highways. Dr Nijhawan seeks to investigate the evolving nature of the relationship between people and threatened wildlife in the face of rapid large-scale demographic, environmental and geopolitical changes.

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