Wild Otters is a conservation entrepreneurship, which is focused on otter conservation. We conduct dynamic research on otters and venture innovative ways to create otter conservation support. Simplicity and synergy are the two words that define our work philosophy.
VisionTo secure future of otters with their presence respected and appreciated.
MissionTo take effective and efficient otter conservation actions by synergizing with like-minded, proactive individuals and organizations.
Founder - Director
Atul is a full member of Full Member of the IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group and has received ‘Future Conservationist Award‘ from Conservation Leadership Programme for his work on otters in 2014. Graduated as Mechanical Engineer, he worked in a multinational software company before making a professional switch to wildlife conservation research. He his also interested in abstract painting, human psychology and fitness.
Understanding animal biology is critical to take correct conservation actions.
Katrina is interested in various aspects of conservation biology, including community ecology, population dynamics and population viability of small carnivores. She also has a strong interest in communicating conservation issues and science to the public and engaging people in participatory approaches to conservation, including habitat restoration, wildlife monitoring, and awareness raising.
Hannah's main interest lies in wildlife conservation and animal behavior. She’s proven to be a budding naturalist with a commitment to the outdoors. Her enthusiasm for all things untamed is contagious and her curiosity knows no bounds. Hannah’s ultimate conservation goal is to use animal behavioral research to create an enduring goodwill between man and wild.
Fascinate people about wildlife; help them build a positive relationship with nature.
Akshita is an MSc graduate in Conservation Project Management from Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. After completing her graduation in Business Management, Akshita decided to switch to her lifelong passion of wildlife conservation and research. She focuses on managing conservation projects effectively. Her scientific interests revolve around studying animal and insect behavior.
Integrate natural and social sciences; have a multidisciplinary conservation approach
Jessica Luis is a post-graduate student of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Pondicherry University. Her interest in wildlife and animal behaviour started with birding in the wetlands around her home in Vasai, which then led her to volunteer in bird, mammal, and human-wildlife conflict surveys and outreach programs around India.
Dr. Vidya Athreya
Dr. Nicole Duplaix
Dr. Ajith Kumar