Kartick started his wildlife conservation work with Tiger Ecology Research while still at college. In 1995, he founded Wildlife SOS with co founder Geeta Seshamani. Wildlife SOS changed Indian history by establishing India ’s largest bear sanctuary and rescuing over 600 Sloth Bears in less than a decade, bringing an end to the centuries old barbaric practice of Bear Dancing across India. WSOS works across India with enforcement authorities to tackle wildlife crime. Kartick is a member of Central Zoo Authority, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau. He is an Honorary Wildlife Warden for Delhi Government and a member of IUCN Bear Specialist Group. He is a TED fellow & an invited speaker at national and international venues including the European Parliament in Brussles, British Parliament – House of Lords, London, Royal Geographical Society, National Zoo in DC, Miami, Seattle, & San Diego zoos.