H.P. Ashwin, Naturalist
Always passionate about the wild, Ashwin started off as a birdwatcher and wildlife photographer. Delving into film-making and research, he made wildlife documentaries about king cobras and elephants. Ashwin is also an expert on herpes and reptiles.
An alumnus of the National Outdoor Leadership school, Vineet has been trekking the Western Ghats since 1999. His love for nature has led him to track King cobras in a telemetry project. He has also set up trekking models for the Ecotrails project. A skilled tracker and angler, his scientific approach towards storytelling displays intriguing angle to wildlife and history.
Bejoy Issac, Naturalist
This life sciences graduate from Bangalore, is a wanderlust who craves for scenic landscapes. Taking life one day at a time, he loves spending maximum time in jungles to gaze at all the wondrous transformations in life forms. The multiple avenues of exploring the Satpura on foot, elephant, canoe and jeep is something he’s really enthused with
Deepankar Mukherjee, General Manager
An army kid, Deepanker spent his childhood traversing all of India. Before his passion for wildlife and photography led him to Forsyth, he managed team operations in branding and consumer communication. Now, spending his time in nature and with the wildlife, he’s finally, as he puts it, in ‘pursuit of happiness’.
Payal Mehta, Ecology & Restoration Consultant
Starting out as a naturalist, Payal has bountiful wildlife experience. She’s led domestic expeditions all over India, Nepal and Bhutan, be it looking for snow leopards or exploring riverine Rhino country. Payal now leads the Lantana project for property restoration at the Forsyth. Her intention is to tackle the invasive plant while working with the local community.