P.C. Tyagi, Senior Fellow


jpgSh. P.C. Tyagi, Senior Fellow
Former PCCF & CWLW
Head of Forest Force
Tamil Nadu
Phone : +91-135-2646198
E-mail: pctyagi [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in

Shri P.C. Tyagi joined the Indian Forest Service in 1983 and was allotted to Tamil Nadu Cadre.  He graduated in Law from Delhi University and then did P.G. Diploma Course in Wildlife Management from Wildlife Institute of India in 1987-88.  He has  worked in Anamalai Tiger Reserve Pollachi & Mudamalai Tiger Reserve, Ooty from 1988 to 1993  Later joined the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy  as Professor and provided inputs  on wildlife management, forest policy and law. 

Subsequently worked in the Forest Survey of India, Dehradun and conducted Vegetation mapping and GIS Studies.  Later joined Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun as ADG and assisted in developing Natural Forestry Data Base Management System and National Forest Research Extension Programme.

On return to Tamilnadu from deputation worked as Director Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai and initiated the Coordinated conservation  Breeding Programme for L.T.M., developed Zoo Database Management System, Zoo School Programme and  the Master plan for the Zoo.

Subsequently  worked as Chief Conservator of Forests, JICA assisted Tamil  Nadu Afforestation Project, and then   joined Wildlife Institute of India.  Provided scientific inputs to the Central Zoo Authority in framing of guidelines for conservation breeding, fund raising, transport of animals, volunteers in zoos, captive elephant management and revision of zoo evaluation formats and preparation of Stud Books of Animals.

Conducted three years research study for evaluation of  housing and enrichment practices in select zoos of the country for 40 species and prepared evaluation report and enrichment plan. Also assisted in preparing stud books for 14 species.

Later worked as Principal investigator and Coordinator for  the collaborative project between ZSL,WII and GFD “Partnering to Support Lion conservation in Gujarat” to safeguard long term survival of Asiatic lions in captivity and wild. Spearheaded the team for preparation of Report on Patrol Based Monitoring using SMART approach, Conservation Education plan for Sakkarbaug Zoo and Assessing Husbandary and Enrichment Protocols of Asiatic lion housed in Conservation breeding Centre of Sakkarbaug Zoo.

Under a consultancy Project with the Bangladesh Forest Department, prepared the Master Plan of Bangabandhu sheikh Mujib Safari Park Cox’s Bazar Chittagong.

On return to Tamil Nadu from deputation in WII took charge of PCCF & CWLW and Head of Forest Force of Tamil Nadu and initiated Project on Man Animal Conflict, Eradication of Invasive species and Forest Fire prevention and control.  Superannuated on 30th Nov,2017. Joined WII on 11th June,2018 as a Senior Fellow.