Dr. K. Sivakumar, Scientist F, Department of Endangered Species Management at Wildlife Institute of India has 25 years of research experiences on coastal and marine biodiversity. Apart from research, he is also involved in the teaching and training of postgraduate students, in-service forest officers and Ph.D. Scholars in animal behaviour, wildlife techniques, wildlife management and conservation biology. He involved in the preparation of 5th National Biodiversity Report of India and 3rd National Wildlife Action Plan of India. Dr Sivakumar was one of the pioneer to initiate the capacity building programs to enhance the integrated management of coastal and marine protected areas in India especially for forest and fisheries sectors. He is a member of various International bodies including ‘World Commission on Protected Areas’, IUCN/SSC- Galliformes, Invasive Species, Marine Mammals, and Wetland and Freshwater Fish specialist Groups. So far, he has published more than 150 research articles/reports and supervised about 30 Post Graduate and Ph. D students. He is the Nodal Officer for CITES and CMS cells of Wildlife Institute of India and advice the Ministry of Environment on these subjects. At present, he has been coordinating the CAMPA-Dugong Recovery Programme of India and ENVIS Centre at WII.