Nitya Ghotge is a veterinarian and is one of the founder Directors of ANTHRA an NGO based in India working primarily on issues of livestock development. Nitya has tried to combine her passion for wildlife with her profession in an attempt to find answers for pressing environmental concerns . Her research interests are interdisciplinary spanning veterinary sciences , ecology and the social sciences. Her work includes research, training and policy advocacy on different aspects of livestock development especially on systems of health care as well as planning for gender sensitive and sustainable ways of farming and livestock rearing . A special focus for her now is pastoral and nomadic communities and the animals they rear. She has significant publications on the themes of livestock development, bio diversity and systems of veterinary medicine.