Pradeep K. Malik, M.V.Sc.


Pradeep K. Malik, M.V.Sc.
Sr. Professor/Scientist-G & Head 
Wildlife Institute of India
P.O. Box # 18
Dehradun – 248001
Phone : 0135-2646204
Fax : 0135-2640117 Email : malikpk [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in

Education :
  • University of Minnesota, USA
    Itasca Biology Program in Vertebrate Ecology and Behavior Telemetry. 1990

  • University of Wisconsin, USA
    Graduate Course Work in Epidemiology; Immunology; Wildlife Population Dynamics; Anesthesia of Exotic Animals. 1990

  • G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India
    M.V.Sc. (Parasitology and Public Health) 1982-84

  • G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India
    B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1976-81

Dr. Pradeep K. Malik is a Senior Professor at the Wildlife Institute of India. Dr. Malik has over 28 years of experience in building enhanced wildlife health capacity in India amongst the next generation of wildlife health professionals as well as front line staff. He continues to develop effective wildlife health monitoring and disease surveillance programs, in an ex situ and in situ setting as well as constantly improvising and standardizing state of the art wildlife immobilization and restraint techniques that are suitable for the South Asian context. Dr. Malik has many decades of experience in supporting protected area managers in tackling human wildlife conflict with a particular focus on large carnivores.

Dr. Malik has developed a series of modules on wildlife health management for biologists, veterinarians, wildlife managers and frontline staff of protected areas. These modules are now part of WII’s regular and short term courses. During the last 28 years at WII, provided technical expertise to over 21 projects of the institute including a long term study on “Ecology of Tigers” in Panna National Park and more recently Reintroduction of Tigers in Sariska Tiger Reserve. He has been instrumental in the inception and delivering the very successful Wildlife Health Bridge course that has been jointly developed by the Wildlife Institute of India, Zoological Society of London and the University of Edinburgh which equips wildlife veterinarians with a variety of tools and techniques to address wildlife health management and increased capacity to contribute towards mitigating human-wildlife conflict.

Major interests include health management of wild and domestic animals, mitigation of interface conflict, human resource development, radio telemetry, and immobilization of wild animals and development of collaborative international programs. He is a member of International Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) and Coordinator South-Asia, IUCN-VSG Species Survival Commission. In association with Dr. F. Josh Dein, USGS-National Wildlife Health Center, developed a countrywide Wildlife Health Program “Indian Wildlife Health Cooperative” (1995-2002).

Dr. Malik has been the recipient of the Carl Zeiss award in 2002 for his outstanding contributions to the field of wildlife health in India and his passionate contributions and commitment to the conservation of wild tigers, wildlife and wilderness areas across the region. Received recognition as ICEID (International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases) Leaders Program (2010), for enhancing prevention of infectious diseases globally by Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Professional Interests : Wildlife management; health management of wild and domestic animals; protected areas & communities; human resource development; interface conflict; radio-telemetry & immobilization of wild animals.

Specialization : Wildlife health management, Emerging diseases, Restraint & immobilization of wildlife

Email : malikpk [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in
Telephone: +91-135-2640111 to 15 Extension: 204