Rajiv Bhartari

rajivbhartariI ain’t got time I got a race to run. It may not be rude to call this bone honest forest officer a workaholic. Anyone would be if they knew that we are running out of time on the planet. Rajiv has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in botany from Delhi University. In addition, he has received training in wildlife management at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. Like his father Rajiv Bhartari went on to join the Indian Forest Service of the Uttarakhand Cadre. Corbett Park is certainly his second love if not first. He has served as the Deputy Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve for six years. Finally when he returned as the field director the Corbett Park got a facelift like never before. Both in wildlife conservation and tourism.

rajeev bhartariHe is responsible for developing a framework for ecotourism in Corbett-Binsar-Nainital region of Uttarakhand in Himalayas through a Multistakeholder and participatory process as a LEAD Fellows Project. He has been on the board of directors of the The International Ecotourism Society (TIES). Mr Bhartari has been to many a protected area in almost every continent and has closely observed management and interpretation there. This has been intelligently indigenised to be a part of Indian Wilderness. In India he has conducted a series of ecotourism workshops in different parts to raise awareness and galvanize debate on issues connected with ecotourism and fragile biodiversities.

He is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and has been closely involved with formulation of guidelines and capacity building in the eco-development programmes for involving in biodiversity conservation and in launching awareness and interpretation programmes both at Corbett and at Wildlife Institute of India (WII). During his deputation to the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), as Professor he has taught besides other conservation related subjects research and projects in ecotourism to future forest officers. He has served as Divisional Forest Officer of the Social Forestry Division in the Bulandshahar District and as Conservator of Forests, Bhagirathi Circle.



One Response to “Rajiv Bhartari”

  1. james Armstrong says:

    Hello Rajiv
    Im making a film on wildlfe /human encounters
    in Kumaon Gharwal and would like an e mail address for you, I plan to visit perhaps May. Ive written to A S Negi.
    Ive a few mahseer stories too.
    James Armstrong

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