KAREN Y TIWARI
Writer | Research
Karen Yadav Tewari's work as a nature photographer and writer has been published in many notable forums. Her limited edition book, a compilation on the flora, fauna and adventures in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, was released with the blessings of late Dr Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. An ace nature photographer, artist and writer, she has a deep passion for nature and the environment and an in-depth understanding of animals and their ecology.
Outreach | Production
Mayur Dev's passion for wildlife has made him spend years in wild landscapes, especially the Western Ghats of India with their Giants-Asian Elephants, thus allowing him to handle natural history film production's demanding aspects on the field. He has a penchant for communication and works on the outreach of Brave Age Films' conservation narratives to various platforms-digital, sales, educational and more.
An ace aquascaper, he is known for his notable aquascaping designs alongwith the Japanese company Aqua Designs Amano (ADA), creating miniature aquatic biotopes as a way of letting everyday folks connect with the natural world, believing that engaging with the younger generation is the foremost way of protecting the environment by allowing children to have a stake in the conservation of their natural world.
He is also a trained chef and restauranteer, especially contributing to the ecotourism industry.
DR TIMM F. DÖBERT
Dr. Timm Döbert is a global change ecologist who studies and documents anthropogenic impacts on natural ecosystems. Strongly dedicated to the conservation of South(east) Asian tropical forest habitats and their increasingly threatened flora and fauna. He actively contributes towards the development of a strategic plan for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. He is working on human pressures in Central India's tiger landscape. Pursuing his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta, Canada, he investigates the impacts of livestock on grassland and forest ecosystems across global biomes. His tropical ecology research has been featured in scientific journals , scientific blogs as well as popular science outlets. An active member of both the Canada as well as Australia/New Zealand Chapters of the Explorer’s Club, a prestigious international society for eminent explorers and scientists. His passion for conservation films was largely inspired by a face-to-face meeting with the legendary natural history filmmaker Sir David Attenborough in the Bornean rainforests.