Shashank Dalvi’s interest in wildlife began in early childhood and now spans natural history, research, conservation and tourism. Shashank graduated with a MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from India’s leading wildlife program run jointly by the National Centre Biological Sciences and Wildlife Conservation Society-India program. He was instrumental in starting the Amur Falcon
conservation program in Nagaland to save the species from severe hunting pressures which resulted in the total ban of hunting of Amur Falcons. With over 17 years of experience working on multiple research and conservation projects across India, Shashank has extensive expertise and knowledge about India’s wildlife and wild places. In 2015, he was the first person to complete a Big Year in India for birds and finished with a total of 1128 species. In 2016, he became the second Indian to describe a new species of bird to science in India, the Himalayan Forest Thrush.