Gerry Martin began his career in 1995 at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, under the inadvertent mentorship of Rom Whitaker. As a young assistant curator, Gerry’s duties covered the care of all the reptiles at the park including the breeding group of king cobras. In 2000, Gerry became National Geographic Channel’s first Indian ‘Adventurer’- a face for the channel in Asia.
Just three years later, Gerry gave up television to work in the field of education, helping to build relevant curriculum and enabling children to learn from experiences in the outdoors with an organisation called iDiscoveri Education.
Today, he combines his various experiences and spearheads work that has conservation focus and implication. Projects that he runs or is involved with range from community based, sustainable conservation to snakebite mitigation. He strongly believes that conservation in India needs to be made viable for grass-root level stakeholders. To showcase just that, he began The Gerry Martin Project as a for profit, responsible, conservation entrepreneurship.Back