Dr PA Azeez was Senior Principal Scientist and Director of Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. His areas of interest are: Participatory conservation, Community Conservation Areas, Common Property Resources Ecosystems and ecosystem services, Wetland Ecology; Climate change impacts Natural Resources, Human ecology, Sustainable Development, and Environmental sustainability. Azeez is former Director, SERB school on Avian Biology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Former Member, Board of studies in Environmental Sciences, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Member, Expert committee on Tirupur and Orathupalayam, appointed by the Honourable High Court, Chennai to advice on environmental issues arising from the industrial cluster at Tirupur and to propose management strategy. He is former Commissioner appointed by the Honourable High Court - Madras, to investigate WPs related to environmental health issues related to textile industry, Uthukuli, Tirupur. Dr Azeez served as examiner for PhD in Universities such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Bharathidasan, Sambalpur. He has published in excess of 125 journal articles.