JN Prasad has been a keen naturalist and birdwatcher for the last 4 decades.

A post-graduate in International Marketing and also in Ecology and Environment, he has over 50 papers and notes to his credits in leading national & international publications.

Associated closely with the WWF-India Nature Clubs of India movement since its inception, he went on to co-found Merlin Nature Club which became the cradle of learning for many of Bangalore’s most enthusiastic naturalists.

More recently, continuing the passion Dr. George had for nest boxes, especially for cavity nesters like Magpie-Robins, that are facing a huge challenge to find space to breed, Prasad’s started the Hakkigoodu network of volunteers who build nest boxes for sparrows and other birds.

For all this and more, he has also been recognized and awarded by the Rotary Club for Outstanding Service and contribution to the community.