Researcher biography

Tanvi grew up exploring the Indian jungles which encouraged her to pursue a career in wildlife conservation. Tanvi completed her Master's degree in Conservation Science from The University of Queensland where her research focused on human-elephant conflict in India. Presently, she is engaged in a collaborative PhD program between IIT Delhi, India, and UQ, focusing on a grassroots examination of Illegal Wildlife Trade, particularly the involvement of indigenous communities in the rhino trade in Nepal.

In addition, Tanvi is actively involved in wildlife filmmaking and has been featured in National Geographic documentaries titled 'Giants of the Himalayas' and ' Feral in the Mountains'. Her ultimate aspiration is to safeguard and preserve wild animals and their natural habitats, while also seeking solutions to foster coexistence between humans and wildlife.