Ms. Bhatt works on issues related to biodiversity. Her particular focus of work is on strengthening the links between conservation of biodiversity and livelihoods of local communities. She has worked extensively on ecotourism, and previously held the position of South Asia Coordinator for the USAID supported Biodiversity Conservation Network, were she coordinated two projects on ecotourism. She recently co-authored a book on Ecotourism Development in India, published by the Cambridge University Press. At present Ms. Bhatt is a Fulbright Research Scholar in Washington DC and is based at the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), formerly the Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (CESD). She is a graduate from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.