Sony R.K. is a Manager with Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), India at the Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration Program at World Resources Institute, India. His primary responsibility is managing the FOLU India Sustainable and Rainfed Agriculture Program, working closely with FOLU India core partners.

Before joining WRI, Sony worked with ICLEI South Asia, where he managed projects focused on biodiversity mainstreaming in cities and habitat degradation assessment in the western Himalayas. He has also worked with academic institutions and research organizations, like Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Winrock International India. His work in these organizations focused on wildlife ecology, conservation and management, and environmental impact assessment. He also worked as a visiting faculty at the Trans-disciplinary University, Bengaluru, where he designed and taught social science and qualitative research methodology courses.

Sony is currently in the final stage of completing his PhD on Conservation and Sustainability Studies at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). He holds a master’s in Zoology from Goa University.

While not at work, he likes reading both fiction and non-fiction and watching movies.