Dr. Bitapi C Sinha


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Bitapi C SinhaDr. Bitapi C Sinha
Scientist - G
Phone: 0135-2646251
Email: bcs [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in

 

I have been involved in nature interpretation, conservation education and wildlife tourism since 1993. My interests include low cost planning and development of interpretive facilities, understanding the attitudes of and benefit of wildlife tourism to the community living around the protected areas and preparing curriculum based conservation education programmes. I have been involved in planning and developing nature interpretive facilities in India and Bangladesh. I am involved in training guides for visitor management in protected areas and teach Visitor Use Management and Interpretive Planning.

Specialization

Visitor use management; nature interpretation; wildlife tourism; guide training and publication designing.

Current Projects

  Evaluating effectiveness of interpretive facilities in tiger reserves across India.
  Development of interpretive facilities in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh.


Key Publications
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  Sinha B.C. & S.K. Guleria (2008). Evaluation of tourism facilities in Dudhwa National Park and Tiger Reserve at Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India. In Perspectives in Animal Ecology & Reproduction. Volume 5, edited by V.K. Gupta & A.K. Verma. Daya Publishing House: Delhi.
  Sinha B.C. (2006). Temple, tiger and tribal: planning and development of interpretive facilities in Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India. Pp. 207–211 in Proceedings of Interpreting World Heritage Conference. National Association of Interpreters.
  Sinha S.P. & B.C. Sinha (2007). The great Indian one –horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) in India and Nepal. Bombay Natural History Society: Mumbai. 46 pp.
Sinha B.C. & S.P. Goyal (2006). Fuelwood plantation of Prosopis juliflora and its impact on the habitat of Indian wild ass, Equus heminous khur in Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. Annals of Forestry 14(2): 350–354.
Sinha B.C. (2001). State Animals, Birds, Trees and Flowers of India. Nataraj Publishers, Dehradun.