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Nithin Divakar is a PhD scholar in the Wildlife Biology Department of Kerala Forest Research Institute, Thrissur. After completing his Master's in Wildlife Studies from Centre for Wildlife Studies-KVASU in 2015, he has actively contributed to the on-ground conservation of bats and amphibians in the Kerala part of Western Ghats through research and stakeholder involvement. Following his interest and passion for bats, he focused mainly on species-specific activities including the long term conservation management of threatened and least concerned species in their distributional ranges. In this journey, he also got support from the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund for the conservation of lesser-known endangered Malabar torrent toad, Idea Wild grant and the Conservation Leadership Programme Grant for the conservation of endangered Salim Ali's fruit bat in 2021.