Nirmal Kulkarni is an affable eco-warrior, a passionate herpetologist with an unquantifiable eagerness to push boundaries in his line of calling. He began as a snake handler and nature photographer and has since matured into a herpetologist with unrivalled knowledge and accolades of the past 16 years of ground work. Nirmal has researched, mapped and recorded the secrets of the Mahdei Bio Region. By establishing the Mahdei Research Centre, Goa’s first independent field research station, he has established a single platform that trains young naturalists, brings communities and wildlife enthusiasts together and documents the biodiversity of the region. In addition, he has worked as a Volunteer with the Wildlife enthusiasts together and documents the biodiversity of the region.