About the Author
Shivendu K. Srivastava served in the Indian Forest Service (Madhya Pradesh cadre) till recently. Prior to his last assignment as Project Director, livelihoods development project of UNDP in Bhopal, he was associated with Dehradun-based Forest Survey of India (FSI), an institution responsible for reporting on the status of forest cover of the country, under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. He was involved in forestry research (1997-2002) at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, where, targeting forest-based enterprises, he took up far-reaching extension work.His varied experiences include catching live a man-eater tigress and its cub (1991), introducing the first 'Biodiversity Conservation Working Circle' in Madhya Pradesh (probably even in India) and calculating the rates of timber bought from private growers by graphical method. He has been a member of the central editorial board of Indian Forester (a peer-reviewed international journal since 1875). He is fond of teaching, and he is a poet too.