Thursday, May 13, 2010

Noted Personalities of Komarpant Community - Dr. Neelam Komarpant

Dr. Neelam Komarpant is Treasurer for The Green Cross. A Marine biologist by profession, studying wildlife had always been an obsession for her since childhood. This lured her to study more about lesser known fauna like butterflies (Lepidopteron diversity), spiders (Arachnofanaldiversity), scorpions, lizards and other animals in the protected areas of Goa. She is an expert snake handler and often attends rescue calls in her locality. Her other areas of expertise are nesting ecology of birds, eco-theology, mangrove ecology and environmental education. She is often invited to conduct awareness talks on biodiversity conservation in schools and colleges of Goa. Since 2004, she is also an honourary Animal Welfare Officer nominated by Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India.

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