Deba Dutta was born in Assam and has been working with WWF-India for five years. Since 2008, he has been responsible for monitoring the rhinos in Manas National Park, which were translocated under Indian Rhino Vision 2020, a partnership among WWF, IRF, the Government of Assam, the Bodo Territorial Council and the USFWS. Deba was drawn to working with rhinos because of a deep love for wildlife and a desire to actively contribute to their conservation and research. “I really love rhinos,” he says. “They are our state animal and our people take great pride in them.” Before joining WWF, Deba published more than 300 articles in the Assam media about conservation and other nature-based topics – and he continues to write today. He counts himself lucky to have grown up in a remote area surrounded by wild places and wild creatures.