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Deba Kumar Dutta

Deba Kumar Dutta

Senior Monitoring Manager, WWF-India

Deba Dutta was born in Assam and has been working as the Indian Rhino Vision 2020 monitoring coordinator in Manas National Park, since 2008. Indian Rhino Vision 2020, a partnership among IRF, WWF, the Government of Assam, the Bodo Territorial Council and the USFWS, has translocated 18 rhinos to Manas since 2009. 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-India and the IRV 2020 team, 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.