Shubhobroto Ghosh is a former journalist with The Telegraph newspaper whose work has also been published in The Statesman, Times of India, New York Times, The Hindu, Montreal Serai, BBC, Sanctuary Asia, Saevus, Down To Earth, SciWri Club, Science Reporter, and Nature India online. He is the former coordinator of the Indian Zoo Inquiry project sponsored by Zoocheck Canada and has attended the Principles and Practice Training course at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in 1999. He did his Masters thesis on British zoos at the University of Westminster in 2004. He has worked at the Wildlife Trust of India, TRAFFIC India, and is currently Wildlife Projects Manager in India for World Animal Protection in India. He has contributed to several books, including The Jane Effect, a biographical tribute to Jane Goodall by Marc Bekoff and Dale Peterson, Thirty-Three Ways To Look At An Elephant, edited by Dale Paterson, and an environmental biography of the ex-Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi: A Life In Nature by Jairam Ramesh. He is the author of the book, Dreaming In Calcutta and Channel Islands published in 2015. In 2020, he was formally commended for his coverage of Cosmos, the world’s most popular science series in various forms of the media by the producer of Cosmos, and wife of Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan.
It is a sad reality that recognition for many scientists depends on their nationality and how much exposure they have obtained from the Global North rather than the intrinsic quality of their scientific research.