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Naturalist Profile


Radhe NagpureRadhe Nagpure (30 years) is one of the foremost Naturalist associated with Tathastu Resort from September 2013 onwards. He has been working in the field of wildlife for the past 9 years soon after his graduation. Since childhood, he had a passion for wildlife. He grew up visiting all Central India National Parks and worked in Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench National Park.

A thorough professional when it comes to nature interpretation. Radhe possesses a high developed and keen jungle sense and has been a tiger tracker par excellence.

His knowledge of local fauna is also something to reckon with. He is an avid birder who has prepared the most detailed and exhaustive checklist of the Birds of Pench.

He started working as a naturalist in MP Tourism (Safari Lodge) at a very early age of 21.  As he was interested to explore different Central India Jungle, he moved to Bandhavgarh in the year 2010 at Syna Tiger Resort and worked under guidance of Senior Naturalist Mr. Ajay Ghale and learned many more interesting facts of jungle.

In the year 2013, he shifted to Pench National Park to discover this Teak Forest. He jointly worked in Mahua Tree awareness program conducted by Tathastu Resort.

And now he is associated with us – Tathastu Resort, Pench as our Naturalist.



Animesh Manna

Animesh Manna (30) as a naturalist from the City of Joy, Kolkata (W.B.) has devoted himself to the nature as a passionate nature lover. He is in the field since 2010 after finishing his graduation in Geography (B.Sc.) from Calcutta University and joined bird watching group as an amateur under a close guidance of the great naturalist of Bengal Plains Mr. Shubhankar Patra and did his intensive field study on nature. From 2012 he started his carrier as a full time naturalist in Sunderbans (W.B.), with an organization under the banner of- Help Tourism. Has also worked in different bio-diversity survey with West Bengal Forest Department as a field assistant namely, “Bio-diversity survey of Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary”, “Bio-diversity survey of Lothian Island Sanctuary”, “Bio-diversity survey of Haliday Island Sanctuary”, “Dolphin survey in Sunderban” and in 2015 he worked in a EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) project with Karnataka Road Development Authority sponsored by World bank as a bird expert. Has also member of two well known organization of Kolkata ‘Prakriti Samsad’ and ‘Nature Mates-Nature Club’.

While working with nature, he passionately made small movies on wildlife. His wildlife photographs also got published in different field guide like “Sunderbaner Kichu Parichito Prani”(Animals Of Sunderban), Sunderbaner Kichu Parichito Faring”(Odonates Of Sunderbans), “Paschim Banger Prani”(Mammals Of West Bengal).

Presently he is working with us as a Naturalist at Tathastu Resort, Pench Tiger Reserve (M.P.).

His intense passion about butterfly and dragonfly made him enthusiastic to document the life cycle of butterflies and intensively made the faunal checklist of Tathastu.



Ashish Pardhi

Ashish Pardhi (27) a young enthusiastic champ from Gondia, Maharastra did his Higher Secondary from Tirora High school and soon after he went through deferent waves of life before he join as a gypsy driver in Nagzira Tiger Reserve and started his wildlife carrier from 2010, by the time he got his interest and experience on wildlife.

He joined Tathastu as a Naturalist from December 2015. He has lot of interest in Mammals and Birds and his keen scenes on tracking wild animal’s gives him the special advantage on jungle.

At Tathastu he also handles the In-house Activity as an Activity In-charge. And finally at Tathastu “He is the man for all season and man for all reason”.