Arpit Deomurari receiving Carl Zeiss Award for Wildlife Conservation 2012 from Sh. Salman Khurshid Cabinet Minister of the Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Minority Affairs
Arpit Deomurari is a technocrat trying to find out smarter ways to get away from the world of technology to pursue his interest in wildlife. He has a keen interest in Avian Research especially Distribution and Environmental Niche Modelling, Population Dynamics of Waders and breeding biology of Gulls and Terns.
Arpit uses ICT4C (Information and Communication for Conservation) to spread awareness about wildlife among amateurs. He strongly believes that one of the fundamental issues in the conservation of biodiversity is the non availability of adequate and reliable information on a single platform which would help in developing appropriate conservation strategies. His work on IBIS (Indian Biodiversity Information System) is a step towards this and is being appreciated worldwide. IBIS is a web portal launched by Foundation for Ecological Security (FES). IBIS portals are intended to be niche portals featuring taxa groups of Indian flora and fauna - an exhaustive bibliography with world coverage, historical accounts of species , museum collections and other interesting facts. Arpit has already developed the IBIS portal on birds, An Avian Information System (AVIS - IBIS). Now he is working on similar portals on mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
An ornithologist at heart and an aspiring professional wildlife photographer, he prefers to show, as much as possible, all the variations of plumages, habitats , behaviours etc. in his photographs. He has delivered lectures to various sections of society, covering aspects ranging from photography to conservation practices.
He is currently working as a Deputy Manager, Bioinformatics, in FES, Anand and is the principal architect of IBIS portals.
Other participants of CARL ZEISS Wildlife Conservation Awards 2012 were - Aditya Singh, M. Ananda Kumar, Joseph Vattakaven and Amod Mohan Zambre.
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