Soham Mukherjee

Project Associate

Projects

  • Project One
  • Project Two
  • Project Three

Soham worked as a wildlife rehabilitator at Animal Help Foundation from 2003 to 2008 in his hometown of Ahmedabad, India, working mainly with native reptiles, birds and small mammals. He, together with his wife Akanksha worked on standard guidelines for wildlife rehabilitation of native species of Ahmedabad.

Later he worked as Assistant Curator at the Centre for Herpetology/Madras Crocodile Bank Trust from 2008 to 2010. The centre is well known for conservation breeding of threatened and endangered species. He also developed enrichment and behavioral training programs for crocodilians and other reptiles. In 2011 he conducted several field biology and herpetology workshops at The Gerry Martin Project and was a part of field expeditions for venom research. Between 2012 and 2014 he worked as a consultant to Humane Society International for conservation projects and for training personnel in animal management in several facilities in South and Southeast Asia. Between 2013 and 2015. He assisted in capturing gharials in National Chambal Sanctuary for Gharial Ecology Project – a conservation research project using telemetry, and coordinated tracking of radio-tagged animals in 2015-16.

He has been working with VNC as research associate for the human-crocodile conflict mitigation project in Gujarat, a collaborative efforts between VNC and The Naja Foundation (www.naja.in).