About Me

Seema Bhatt is an independent consultant (based in India) working on issues related to ecotourism, biodiversity and climate change across the Asia region. Seema is a graduate from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 

Seema got interested in ecotourism while she was the South Asia Coordinator for the USAID supported Biodiversity Conservation Network from 1995-1998. She coordinated two projects on ecotourism under BCN, which went on to become two of the most pioneering initiatives in the region.  Her particular focus of work is on strengthening the links between conservation of biodiversity and livelihoods of local communities and she sees ecotourism as one such link. Seema continues to work extensively on ecotourism issues in South Asia and has co-authored a book on Ecotourism Development in India published by the Cambridge University Press. 

In 2008, Seema was affiliated with the Centre for Responsible Travel (CREST) in Washington DC, USA as a Fulbright Scholar. The focus of her work there was to look at the viability of certification of ecotourism for India.   

Seema is also a member of the Ecotourism Society of India.

Seema can be contacted at: seemabhatt60@gmail.com
Phone: 09810827212