Debadityo is a Senior Resident Fellow and is leading projects related to the implementation of key environmental legislations and judgments. His research interest lies on the intersection of ecology, law and policy. He graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Delhi in 2009 and completed M.Sc. (Tech.) Environmental Science & Technology from Banaras Hindu University in 2012. He has also undertaken training on Tropical Forest Restoration from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2016. He has over 9 years of professional experience in issues related to environment and wildlife protection. In the past, he has worked with organizations like Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment, WWF-India, Wildlife Trust of India and several grassroots organizations. He is founder and trustee of Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation (since 2012). He is a recipient of the Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award' (2019) and is member of IUCN-Species Survival Commission’s Bear Specialist Group and EKOenergy network, Helsinki. Debadityo has also initiated litigations in the National Green Tribunal on issues related to environmental clearance, declaration of eco-sensitive zones and compensation for environmental damage.
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Comments to the Joint Committee of Parliament on The Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Vidhi’s Submitted Comments to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill 2021
The submission stressed on the need to expand the scope of invasive species and species declared as vermin. Also recommends a new category ‘Deemed Wildlife Reserve’ to conserve wildlife habitats outside Protected Areas.