Farida Tampal is the State Director of WWF-India’s Hyderabad Office. She holds a Master’s degree in ecology and worked with the Centre for Herpetology at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust as a Research Associate in Captive Breeding of Venomous snakes. She then joined WWF-India West Bengal State Office as the Senior Project Officer and took over as the State Director of the Andhra Pradesh office in 2004. She is on many national and state steering committees on wildlife and environment protection. She conducts training for the All-India Service and State Service Officers and other government employees on biodiversity, wildlife conservation, climate change and the Wildlife Protection Act (1972).