NAME : Surendra Varma
NATIONALITY : Indian
Surendra Varma is a member of the IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group and Research Officer working for the Asian Elephant Research and Conservation Centre (AERCC, a division of Asian Nature Conservation Foundation) in Bangalore, South India.
He has extensive experience in carrying out elephant and other large mammal popuation-, habitat- and distribution-studies and -surveys in India, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Moreover he has been actively involved in carrying out capacity building in elephant census methods, habitat mapping and survey techniques for numerous participants from India and other southeast Asian countries. He is also involved in developing many conservation technology tools as well as a comprehensive study on the captive elephant-population, -welfare and -management in India.