Dewar Donnithorne Tait (International Advisor)
MA MBA FRAeS FIoD
Born 1952 Edinburgh, Scotland, Dewar attended Christ’s College, Cambridge, graduating in Natural Sciences and conducting post-graduate research in Applied Biology. His MBA focused on business and financial strategy. His main expertise lies in the areas of business strategy and governance, commercializing new technology (principally ICT and unmanned systems) and new media production. He has a passionate and very long standing interest in wildlife conservation and photography. He has 20 years of government service in operations, intelligence, acquisition, research management and capability management. He was Head of UK Operations and then eEurope Envoy for Sun Microsystems Federal until setting up his own company in 2000.
Muhammad Naeem Awan
Muhammad Naeem Awan is a Conservation Biologist and recently working as Conservation Officer with WWF-Pakistan. His research interests include monitoring wildlife populations and their habitats in the Western Himalayan landscape. His particular focus is on the threatened wildlife of the region, including Western Tragopan, Cheer Pheasant and Asiatic Black Bear, and preparing the long term conservation strategic plans for these species of global concern. He has more than 15 peer reviewed published article on wildlife and its conservation. He is also helping the local education and conservation departments in capacity building in research and conservation in Pakistan.
Mohammad Sajid Idrisi
Mr. Idrisi, considers himself fortunate to be in this profession, which gives him plenteous opportunities to connect to some of the mostremote and rural areas of the country. According to him, the nature of work keeps him attached to ground–to the real issues a developing country like us facing today. With a field experience and exposure to almost every bio-geographic region of the country, he started his career with wildlife conservation and gradually developed multidisciplinary attitude to understand and tackle various conservation issues in India. Idrisi, completed B.Sc, in Biotechnolgy from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 2008 followed by M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi in 2010 and later M.Phil in Ecological Informatics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, CUSAT, Cochin.