Rajkamal is a Fellow-in-Residence and specialises in forest and biodiversity dynamics, particularly birds. He has over 15 years of field experience spanning diverse geographies – from the remote wet forests of the Eastern Himalayas and the hills of northeast India to the semi-arid savannas of peninsular India and the wetlands of central India. During his PhD fieldwork in Meghalaya, he made a significant contribution towards the conservation and protection of community forests by facilitating state-community partnerships and documenting rare birds, mammals and butterflies. Currently, his research focuses on developing methodological tools to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation practices in India. This includes assessing the impact of restoration initiatives and wildlife protection measures. Additionally, he is working closely with local communities in the Siang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh to promote the preservation of private and community forests.