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Remembering Mr. Ajay Desai

Posted on 21 November 2020
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We are deeply saddened to hear about the untimely demise of our dear colleague Mr. Ajay Desai on Friday morning, November 20. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.


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A world-renowned expert on Asian elephants and fondly known as Elephant Man, Mr. Ajay Desai spent decades studying the behaviour of Asian elephants.
 
He was associated with WWF-India as a consultant for over 15 years. With a great understanding of elephant behaviour and ecology, several studies on human-elephant interactions and elephant movements were conducted under his guidance.  With his vast scientific knowledge and a completely new perspective, he provided practical and effective conservation solutions.
 
He will be remembered as an eminent conservationist but more than that, as a great human being.
 
His passing is a great loss to the cause of wildlife conservation.
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