About Latika Nath
"I am a wildlife biologist with a D.Phil on Tiger Conservation and Management from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (Wild CRU ) and Christ Church, University of Oxford.
I am the first woman wildlife biologist in India to hold a doctorate on tigers and entered the field of tiger conservation at a time when no holistic scientific work had been done on the tiger in India apart from a study in 1968 by Scientist George Schaller.
Breaking into what had been so far an exclusive male dominated field, I have spent over twenty-five years working at the grassroots level for tiger conservation eventually changing focus from academic work to working with the tribal communities in the buffer zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve and the Forest Department of the Government of India for tiger conservation. I 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"