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Meet the Team


Helping us all build a better future for India’s wild tigers has needed a jungleful of drive, a mountainful of clever thinking, and couple-of-jeep’s-worth of amazing technology. But it takes a little dash of tiger blood to get the fur-ball rolling – and these are some of the alchemists:


Amit Sankhala

Amit Sankhala

Dynastic pressure sits easy on his young shoulders, as his grandfather helped found India’s tiger reserves back in I973. An inveterate traveller (he doesn’t yet have kids), a passionate wildlifer, lodge owner and our very own wonderboy, he ably speaks for Tiger Nation.

Julian Matthews

Julian Matthews

Swapping Africa’s Big Five for Indian Big Seven, our very own Indiana Jones of the safari world has avoided a proper job for over twenty years. Running his own nature travel business and operating a tiger charity, his pragmatic mantra of ‘if wilderness doesn’t pay, it won’t stay’ fuels an unquenchable passion to secure a sustainable future for wildlife in an overcrowded land. Tiger Nation is his fault.

Aaron Mason

Aaron Mason

His background in research and development, and strong interest in wildlife and citizen science, helped to turn a mad idea into stunning reality. He had no idea what he was really getting into when he co-founded Tiger Nation and his technical ability soon turned wild! The patterns of tiger stripes and maintenance of the website keep him busy.

Hashim Tyabji

Hashim Tyabji

He may be quite old and short, but Hashim packs a punch bag of talent as a naturalist, birder, writer, traveller – and even honorary wildlife warden. In between running his own wildlife lodge, he’s made a number of films, and co-wrote the book for the BBC’s Spy in the Jungle, narrated by David Attenborough and filmed by elephant ‘trunk-cams’.

Dr Raghu Chundawat

Dr Raghu Chundawat

Tiger Nation’s professorial brain spent a glorious youth stalking snow leopards in the Himalayas, before spending a decade restoring tigers in Panna; a process immortalised in the BBC’s Tigers of the Emerald Forest. A hands-on conservation biologist and outspoken wildlife advocate, he brings the scientific process to our passion. Now that Tiger Nation can identify tigers automatically, he can finally retire his jeweller’s eyepiece and take up golf.

Kay Tiwari

Kay and Satyendra Tiwari

For twenty years Kay (from Worcestershire) and Satyendra (not from Worcestershire) have been lucky enough to live on the borders of Bandhavgrah Tiger Reserve, studying and photographing tigers – as well as Satyendra’s beloved butterflies. Keeping painstaking wildlife records (how they know who fathered which cubs remains a mystery), and battling the many good fights their passion demands, they’ve become a vital part of track and identify the local tiger population.

Ralf Holmstrom

Ralf Holmstrom

An inveterate traveller, Ralf sacrificed the joys of a legal profession to run an expedition cruising company called Polar Quest out of Sweden. Under his managerial talents it blossomed together with his passion and belief in environmentally friendly ways to travel and learn.

Georgios Michalakidis

Georgios Michalakidis

Georgios is a technology entrepreneur that has been successfully developing Web businesses and products for over a decade. He has been involved in the development of the Tiger Nation platform and stripe recognition algorithms from day one.

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