ABOUT US

We partner with you to understand the world we live in.

What We Do

At Luta Innovation we attempt to bring together conservation knowledge and social entrepreneurship in meaningful ways. Through a multidisciplinary approach we aim to develop innovative solutions that lead to environmental conservation while keeping in mind its social challenges. Our programs are more like collaborative efforts that are designed to create an evidence-based conservation ethic with specific, measurable impacts. To that end, we work with both, individuals and organizations. Our engagement method strives to arrive at conservation solutions together, where we too learn something from your unique experience, as we impart a best-in-class learning experience. We encourage you to put real-life learning before purely academic approaches to achieve your goals.

Our Team

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Atul Borker - Founder and Creator

Atul is a multidisciplinary innovator and an educator. In his professional experience spanning over 13 years Atul has developed skills in Engineering, Software Consulting, Self-help, Leadership, Problem Solving, Philanthropy, Fitness, Abstract Painting, Photography, Research and Conservation. He shares his expertise through his training programs. Having started training at a very young age, he has over 10 years of training experience and has trained over 600 people from different countries across disciplines. He has a unique training style which focuses on a transformational impact. He is content creator and has huge repository across disciplines.

Atul is the West Asia Coordinator for IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group. He is also Smooth-Coated Otter Species Coordinator for the IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group. He pioneered otter conservation in Goa and Northern Western Ghats and has been instrumental in building conservation capacity about this elusive lesser known mammal.

Atul is a recipient of the Future Conservationist Award (2014) from the Conservation Leadership Program for his otter conservation work in Goa.

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Komal Gogi - Program Manager

Komal is a woman with great leadership potential. She has over two years of experience in the field of wildlife conservation. During this period, she has worked on efficiently managing human and financial resources. She is also a member of IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group and has expertise in carrying out field research projects on otters.

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Hannah Krupa - Research Scholar

Hannah is an ecologist with a naturalist background. Having been trained in field work and molecular genetics, her research interests include population genetics, behavioural ecology, and conservation biology. She has a master’s degree in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology from the University of Exeter. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Molise, where she is studying the ecology and conservation genetics of the three species of otters in the Western Ghats.

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Akshita Pungaliya - Program Collaborator

Akshita is an MSc graduate in Conservation Project Management from Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. After completing her graduation in Business Management, Akshita decided to switch to her lifelong passion of wildlife conservation and research. She focuses on effectively managing conservation projects. Her scientific interests revolve around studying animal and insect behavior.

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Nuwanthika Dharmaratne - Research Associate

Nuwanthika is an aspiring wildlife conservationist from Sri Lanka with a background in content creation and education. Her primary passion is to design strategies to achieve conservation and human wellbeing  within developing countries and to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation projects within similar contexts.  She is currently pursuing her MSc in Conservation and Rural Development at the University of Kent. 

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Swanand Patil - Intern

Swanand Patil is currently pursuing MSc in Wildlife Conservation Action from Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune. He has completed this MSc Dissertation on Activity Pattern of Smooth- coated Otters in Cauvery River, Karnataka and has presented his work at International Research Conference on Wildlife Management, Ecology and Biodiversity. Swanand has interest in Conversation Biology and Behavioral Ecology.

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Sarah D’Souza - Intern

Sarah is currently pursuing her MBA in communication Management from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. Her interests lie around nature, to form a connect between nature and humans in the near future. She finds it best to be lost among the wilderness and find beauty amidst her surroundings.

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