Mr. Dinesh Kumar Durrani is a noted wildlife conservationist from Rajasthan State of India. He has a serious interest in wildlife tourism. He started his career as naturalist from Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur in 1975. He led many ornithology, wildlife and cultural expeditions through out India, Nepal and Bhutan for various international expedition agencies. In India, he is one of the most experienced ornithologists and is credited with first sighting of Dusky Eagle Owl after nearly 150 years, in 1982, on a visit to Royal Chitwan Park, Nepal. He has delivered several lectures for Indian and Overseas travel / conservation organizations and has organized worldwide tours for serious wildlife lovers.
Mr Durrani has been deeply associated with various important wildlife reserves in India, more so, with Keoladeo National Park, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve and Sariska Tiger Reserve. He has also worked as Honorary Wildlife Warden of Minsmere Bird Reserve, U.K
Sariska has been close to his heart. The tragedy of total wipe off of the tiger population from this world famous tiger reserve in 2004 made him think of initiating actions to contribute to rebuilding of Sariska. As a responsible and sincere conservationist, he felt, every possible effort should be done to preserve and develop this natural heritage. With these objectives in mind, Mr Durrani, formed Sariska Tiger Foundation in 2008.
He has been a constant source of inspiration to young naturalists and budding conservationists in India and abroad. It is appropriate to call him ‘A local man with an international insight’.
You can mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org
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