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					                                                                  Satya Prakash Mehra
                                                     (R) +91 (294) 2470 690 (O) +91 (5644) 200551 Mob.: +91-94141 65690 / 98291 44163

Present Status
   Working as a Senior Project Officer (Level 3) at WWF-India Bharatpur Field Office (Since March 2007)
Working Experience
Present Work (Honorary)
   Honorary Scientific Advisor of Rajputana Society of Natural Society (RSNH), Udaipur (Rajasthan) India.
   Resource Person in Natural Sciences for Department of Science and Technology, Regional Office, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India and
    Department of Forest (Wildlife Wing: Udaipur and Mt Abu)/ (General Forestry: Sirohi)
   Resource Person in Wildlife Sciences for NGOs [Rajputana Society of Natural History (Udaipur), NEED (Udaipur) and
    TigerWatch (Ranthambhore)]
   Environmental Scientist for INTACH (Udaipur Chapter) in the project of Eco-Development of Kalka Mata Forest Area
   North India Coordinator for Proact Campaign International Network
Past Work
   Worked for WWF-India as a Project Officer/Consultant at Mount Abu Field Office (September 2005 – February 2007)
   Worked in the project of Survey of Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in southern Rajasthan (January 2005 – April 2005).
   Worked in the project of Man- Eater Panther Trapping at Pratapgarh, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan (December 2004 – January 2005).
   Worked as an IBA Officer at Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India (from December 2002 – December 2003).
   Worked as a Senior Teacher (Biology & Chemistry) and Senior Shift Incharge at St. Paul's Sr. Secondary School, Abu Road,
    Sirohi, Rajasthan, India (from August, 2002 - December 15, 2002)
   Worked as a Legal Representative of Institute of Engineering Science & Management, Indore, M. P., India at Udaipur,
    Rajasthan, India
   Worked as an Environmental Specialist for Vishwas Sansthan (NGO), Rajsamand, Rajasthan, India (Part-Time) in World Bank
    funded DPIP in Rajsamand District
Research Work
   Working on the aspects of higher altitudinal anuran species as a Research Scholar (associated with Prof. K. K. Sharma, Laboratory
    of Biodiversity, Deptt. of Zoology, M D S University, Ajmer)
   Working on the aspects of Threatened Birds of Southern Rajasthan as a Freelance Researcher.
   Worked on the aspects of Forest Ecology/ Biodiversity/ Ethno-Botany as a Scholar (from December, 1999 - July 2001) in
    Department of Environmental Sciences, M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Academic Qualifications
   Qualified National Eligibility Test (for Lecturership / Asstt. Professorship) conducted by Agriculture Scientist Recruitment
    Board (ICAR), New Delhi, India in 1999 and 2001.
   Post Graduation (Master of Science) in Environmental Sciences (2 years degree programme) with special paper on
    Environmental Engineering & Biotechnology from Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Science, M. L. Sukhadia
    University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in year 1999.
    Stood 4th in the University Merit of M. Sc. (Env. Sc.) Examination 1999 Percentage Marks 70.58%
   Graduation (Bachelor of Science) (3 years degree programme) with Chemistry, Zoology and Environmental Biology from
    College of Science, M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in year 1997.
    B. Sc. Examination 1997 Percentage Marks 66.66%
   Schooling
    Post Secondary (Senior Secondary i.e., XI & XII) (2 years) with optional subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and compulsory
    subjects English, Hindi from Central Academy Sr. Hr. Sec. School, Sardarpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in year 1994.
    Rajasthan Board of Secondary Examination 1994 Percentage Marks 70.46%
    Secondary (X) with English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences from Maharana Mewar Public School, City Palace,
    Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in year 1992.
    Central Board of Secondary Examination 1992 Percentage Marks 70.60%
Other Qualifications
Certificate Courses
   Certificate Course in Ornithology from Institute of Bird Studies, Ecology & Natural History, Rishi Valley
    Education Center, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India in 2000.
   Certificate Course in Computers from NexGen Computer Education, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in 1999.
Language Courses
   Certificate Course in Urdu Script from National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, Ministry of H. R. D.,
    Govt. of India, New Delhi.
   Certificate Course in French Language from Institute of Rajasthan Studies, Rajasthan Vidya Peeth (Deemed
    University), Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in 2001.
   Certificate Course in English Language from College of Social Sciences & Humanities, M. L. Sukhadia
    University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India in 1999.
Training Courses
   Regional Training Course on Reproductive & Child Health at Regional Training & Resource Development Centre,
    Population Research Centre, M. L. Sukhadia, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India held from July 8 - 12, 2002.
   Regional Training Course on Science Writing & Journalism at V. B. Teachers College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
    held from April 11 - 14, 2002.
   National Training Programme on Role of Educational Institutions in Renewable Energy Technology Transfer at
    M. G. Institute of Integrated Rural Energy Planning & Development, Alipur, Delhi, India held from September 18 -
    20, 2001.
   Entrepreneurship Development Programme at Centre for Management Studies, H. C. M. Rajasthan State Institute
    of Public Administration, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India held from August 2, 1999 - September 10, 1999.

   Life Member of Network of Indian Environment Professionals (NIEP)
   Life member of Rajputana Society of Natural History (RSNH)
   Member of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).

   Third position at National Conference at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, August 11-13, 2006 for best presentation of
    research work.
   Compassionate Citizen Membership (since June 2001) by Peoples Ethical Treatment for Animal Organization
    (PETA) for the contribution in spreading education on animals among the children and youth.
   Fourth position in University Merit of M. Sc. (Env. Sciences) Examination 1999.

   Certificate of Participation in "Wildlife Census 2001" and "Wildlife Census 2002" by Department of Forest
    (Wildlife Division), Govt. of Rajasthan.
   Certificate of Appreciation in "46th (1-7 October, 2000) and 47th (1-7 October, 2001) Wildlife Weeks" by
    Department of Forest (Wildlife Division), Govt. of Rajasthan for the contribution in the work related to Wildlife
   Certificate of Appreciation in "2nd All India Essay Competition on Geo-Environmental Issues" conducted jointly by
    IUGS/UNESCO Commission on Geological Sciences for Environmental Planning and Aravalli Research &
    Development Society, Udaipur in 1998.

Camps/ Workshops/ Seminars/ Conferences
   Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp EAC - 2001 on "Entrepreneurship in Rural Energy & Non-Conventional
    Energy Sector" at C. T. A. E., Udaipur, Rajasthan, India on August 27, 2001.
   Awareness Camp on "Environmental Management & Pollution Control in Small Scale Marble Industries" at Pacific
    Institute of Management, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India from April 8 - 14, 1999.
       State Level Workshop on "Faunal and Floral Diversity of Rajasthan: Importance and Conservation" at Srovoski
        Interpretation Centre, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India from December 21- 28, 2006.
       National Workshop on "Conservation, Propagation, Utilization and Marketing of Medicinal Plants" at M. P.
        University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India from November 5-7, 2001.
       Regional Workshop on "Organic Farming: Production & Marketing" from August 20-26, 2001.
       State Workshop on "Opportunities for Young Scientists" at B. M. Birla Conference Hall, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on
        March 24, 2001.
       National Conference on Conservation and Management of Faunal Diversity of Rajasthan" at Senate Hall, University
        of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India from August 11-13, 2006.
       International Conference on “A Look at Threatened Species” at IIT, Mumbai, India from November 13-15, 2003
       National Conference on ''Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development & Industrial Expansion in 21 st
        Century" at Nehru Science Centre, University of Allahabad on March 3-4, 2001.
       National Seminar on "Ground Water Resources" at Deptt. of Geology, M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur,
        Rajasthan, India from February 8-12, 2000.
       State Seminar of Engineers at Institute of Engineers, Jaipur on September 8, 1999.
Papers Presentation
    In International Conference at Beijing, China, November 9-12, 2006.
     Avifauna of the Abu Hills and its adjoining foothill wetlands with special emphasis on Globally Threatened
         Species Green Avadavat Amandava formosa (Latham), Sirohi Rajasthan, India.
     Potential of Eco-Tourism in Southern Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India.
   In National Conference at New Delhi December 17-19, 2007
       Munias of southern Rajasthan with main emphasis on the globally threatened Green Avadavat Amandava Formosa (Latham),
        Rajasthan, India
 In National Conference at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan December 10-11, 2007
       Successful conservation work needs role of youth: Case Study of RSNH.
 In National Science Communication Congress December 5-9, 2007
       Local Awareness of Global Biodiversity Conservation efforts needs active role of media: Case Study of RSNH from
        Rajasthan, India
 In National Conference at Udaipur, Rajasthan November 10-11, 2007
       Avifauna of wetlands of southern Rajasthan with main emphasis on status and distribution of threatened species.
  In National Conference at Bhilwara, Rajasthan September 21, 2006.
   Amphibian studies in Rajasthan and its need in present scenario.
   Nature Tourism: A possible tool for documentation and conservation of biodiversity of local sites.
   Monitoring the status of the globally threatened Green Munia Amandava formosa at Abu Hills.
 In National Conference at Jaipur, Rajasthan August 11-13, 2006.
   Distribution of different species of munias in Southern Rajasthan with main emphasis on the globally threatened
      Green Avadavat Amandava formosa (Latham), Rajasthan, India.
   Impact of tourism on the natural environment of lakes of Udaipur (Rajasthan, India) and vice versa.
   Mount Abu: Step for conservation by WWF-India.
 In State Workshop at Udaipur, June 14, 2004
     Potential of cattle dung lying within the urban areas of Udaipur, Rajasthan.
    In International Seminar of Centenary Journal at IIT, Mumbai, November 13-15, 2003
     Distribution of threatened bird species in the IBAs of India.
    In Annual Research Seminar at BNHS, Mumbai, November 17-18, 2003
     IBA Programme: Phase of its implementation.
    In National Workshop at M. P. U. A.T., Udaipur, November 5-7, 2001.
     Potential of commercialization of the medicinal herbs present in the forests of South Rajasthan.
     Medicinal use of plants by the rural population of Dhariawad, Southern Rajasthan.
    In National Conference at Nehru Science Center, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, March 3-4, 2001.
     Floristic, composition & litter dynamics of a seasonally dry tropical forest of Southern Rajasthan.
    In National Seminar at Deptt. of Geology, M. L. S. University, Udaipur, February 8-12, 2000
     Exploration, development, conservation & management of ground water resources.
    In State Seminar at Institute of Engineers, Jaipur, September 8, 1999
     Recent development in under sea robotic for sampling.
     Net centric computing.
Research Article
 Munias of Mount Abu (Rajasthan, India) with special emphasis on Green Avadavat Amandava formosa. Indian Birds
    1(4): 77-79.
 Distribution of different species of munias in Southern Rajasthan with main emphasis on the globally threatened
    Green Avadavat Amandava formosa (Latham), Rajasthan, India. (Proc. of Conference NESA, New Delhi).
 The Thar Desert of Rajasthan (India): Ecology and conservation of desert ecosystem. (in press, KFRI)
 Faunal diversity of Enchanting Waterfowl Refuge of World: Keoladeo National Park. (in press)
 Diversity of Invertebrate Fauna of Rajasthan with special reference to insects: A Review (in press)
 Need of studies on anuran in habitats of southern Rajasthan. Frogleg Vol 13. Dec 2007
Short Notes
    Albino Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus in the damp fields of Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  Sighting of Greater White-Fronted Goose Anser albifrons at Dholpur, Rajasthan, India
 Additional site records of Green Avadavat Amandava formosa (Latham) from Mt. Abu, Sirohi. Newsletter for
   Ornithologists 1(6): 84-85.
 Sighting of White-naped Tit Parus nuchalis at Udaipur Newsletter for Ornithologists 1(5): 77.
Unpublished Reports
 Mount Abu: Step towards conservation (2006: WWF-India)
 Survey of globally threatened Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in the southern Rajasthan along with the
   bordering areas of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai (2005: BNHS)
 Survey of sites in Southern Rajasthan for identifying them as Important Bird Areas (IBAs), Bombay Natural History
   Society, Mumbai (2003: BNHS)
 Co-authored “Uttar Bharat ke Pakshi” along with R. Grimmett and T. Inskipp publication of Bombay Natural
   History Society, Mumbai in 2004 (ISBN No. 0-7136-5167-9).
 As a Team member “Important Bird Areas of India: Priority Sites for Conservation” publication of Bombay Natural
   History Society, Mumbai and BirdLife International, UK in 2004
 Regular Hindi articles in newspapers (Rajasthan Patrika & Dainik Bhaskar) and newsletters (Janmangal).

Personal Information
    Date of Birth                  August 23, 1975
    Father's Name                  Mr. Gopal Krishna Mehra
    Mother's Name                  Mrs. Shakuntala Mehra
    Spouse Name                    Mrs. Srita Mehra nee Sharma, Guest Teacher & Field Researcher
    Interests                      Environmental Activities (Research & Explorations), Drawing
    Skills                         Aptitude of Learning, Hard Working, Adventurous Nature
                                    Organizational / Leadership Quality
                                    Communication / Interaction Quality
    Address (Permanent)            Kesar Bhawan, 16/747, P. No. 90, B/d Saraswati Hospital,
                                    Ganeshnagar, Pahada, Udaipur 313001 Rajasthan, India

Present Address: Satya Prakash Mehra, Sr Project Officer, WWF-India Bharatpur Field Office, Keoladeo National Park,
                 Bharatpur 321001 Rajasthan, India  (O) +91 (5644) 200551 Mob.: +91 94141 65690 Email: