Dr Raj Amin

Senior Wildlife Biologist: Dr Raj Amin
Senior Wildlife Biologist: Dr Raj Amin

Dr Raj Amin is a Senior Wildlife Biologist at Zoological Society London (ZSL), and Technical Advisor to the Cape Leopard Trust.

Dr Amin's interests centre around conservation biology, with an emphasis on science-based conservation of some of the world's most highly threatened species, with work spanning many aspects from international wildlife research and monitoring, wildlife health, species recovery planning and capacity building.

Dr Amin has been involved in researching factors threatening species and developing a strong evidence base for conservation planning. This has helped develop national conservation strategies for a number of species, including more recently the Black rhino, African elephant, Hirola and Roan antelope.

Raj worked closely with Kenya Wildlife Service to establish areas for building up populations and range expansion such as the Tsavo West Intensive Protection Zone, the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary extension, Hirola Predator Proof Sanctuary and the Aberdare Salient Intensive Protection Zone.

In recent years he also assisted the South Africa Crane Conservation programme, the national tiger Programme in India, the national Greater one-horned rhino recovery programme in Nepal and the Gangetic river dolphin in the Brahmaputra River.

Dr Amin is also a founding member of SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool), a protected area management protocol being rolled out globally (www.smartconservationtools.org), which will be applied as part of CLT Research Projects. 

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