Roshan’s career in conservation began upon starting a Bachelor of Science degree in International Wildlife Biology at the University of South Wales, UK. During the BSc, he embarked on a field trip to Honduras, where he visited a rainforest for the first time, spent a week in a cloud forest, and fell in love with the ecosystem. After graduating, he went on a conservation field course to Guyana, spending a month in an ecosystem called the Guyana Shield. He then progressed on to a Master of Science degree at the University of Leeds, UK, studying Biodiversity and Conservation. On the course, Roshan took a year out and volunteered on a conservation project on Blue-throated macaws in Bolivia, and then embarked on his first experience with The Macaw Society as a field volunteer assistant. This was Roshan’s first time in the true Amazon Rainforest, and it was a spell-binding experience. Here, he spent half a year and worked alongside amazing people, and learned so much about macaw conservation in the Amazon. Later, Roshan was very fortunate to be able to return as the field leader, to oversee all the fieldwork for what was the team’s 20th year of macaw research in Tambopata.
Currently, he is the field leader of our team in Punta Leona, Costa Rica. He also writes for our Macaw Tails Magazine and for our social media platforms. He is the author of our “Act for the Amazon” edition, our latest effort to create awareness about how to protect amazon.