Arghya Chakrabarty is Technical Officer- Biodiversity at Wetlands International South Asia
Arghya has extensive experience in the field of forest ecology and conservation. He has completed his Master’s in Forestry from Forest Research Institute Deemed University, Dehradun and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in Forest Ecology and Environment domain from Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam. He has worked with the wildlife section of the Zoological Survey of India (H.Q.), Kolkata during which he went across the length and breadth of Mizoram performing forest fire management and wildlife conservation. Later, he has also worked with Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam performing ecosystem management in Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya respectively. His areas of expertise include landscape management, biodiversity assessment, and floral and faunal conservation across North-East Indian forest types. He has authored chapters in “Faunal diversity of Bhoj Wetland, Bhopal (Wetland Ecosystem Series – 32)” published by the Zoological Survey of India besides publishing significant research articles in reputed international peer-reviewed scientific journals listed in the Web of Science and Scopus.
At Wetlands International South Asia, he is associated with the Biodiversity portfolio of wetlands. He is currently working on Ramsar Site Management Effectiveness in India.’