The author of this book, Dr. Chetan H.C, is presently the Assistant Professor of Centre for Conservation of Natural Resources, University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), Bengaluru.Chetan is a trained ecologist. Over a period of time, he has developed interest in interdisciplinary research to address the complex issues within biodiversity conservation. He has obtained master’s degree in Environmental Science and PhD in Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies. He has more than fourteen years of experience in Conservation research and teaching. His area of expertise includes Restoration ecology, Natural Resources Management and he is keen on understanding political ecology of natural resource utilization and biodiversity conservation.