Courtesy: Aamod Zambre.
Month Year: December 2009
YOUNG NATURALIST AWARD
Aamod Zambre has worked in one of the most exciting places on the planet – Arunachal Pradesh’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary. Here conservation biologists first recorded the existence of the subspecies of a snake Protobothrops jerdonii xanthomelas and a scorpion, Euscorpiops bhutanensis.
A consummate naturalist who brings to mind shades of the explorers of yore, in his short 21 years Aamod has managed to study interaction between the Indian fox Vulpes bengalensis and free ranging dogs in Nannaj, Maharashtra. He has also explored the Desert National Park, Rajasthan and the Little Rann of Kutchh in Gujarat. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Zoology from the University of Pune and is driven by a passion for arachnids (scorpions and spiders) and herps (reptiles and amphibians). He is also compiling an online photographic guide to the scorpions of India.
First published in: Sanctuary Asia, Vol XXIX No. 6, December 2009.