Manjit Basumatary is the Community Co-ordinator of Bhuyanpara Range under Awely. He hails from one of the fringe villages of Manas National Park. He did his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Gauhati University. Having been born and brought up in the village with high levels of human-animal conflict, he is aware of the problems faced by local populations and has an in-depth knowledge of them. He is also active in civil society; presently, he is the speaker of All Bodo Students’ Union, Rupahi Anchalik Committee.