Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2013
Since its inception in the year 2000, the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards have unearthed the inspirational work of hundreds across the country, and this year saw scores of nominations being sent in from all over the country for consideration.
The nomination process drew to a close at the end of October, leaving in its wake an excited flurry of suspense and anticipation as the awards ceremony draws nearer. After a grueling selection process, winners from all walks of life are selected as the recipients of one of six prestigious titles: The Lifetime Service Award, The Wildlife Service Award, The Green Teacher Award, The Young Naturalist Award, The Wind Under the Wings Award and the Best Tiger State Award. Each category, like the nominees, is unique in its own way.
Dates: December 6, 2013
Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai
Contact Details: Telephone: 022 22044217/18 022 23016848/49/50
About the event:
The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards were instituted to recognise and draw national attention to the contribution of individuals working for the protection of wildlife and natural habitats in India. Every year, we invite nominations and entries from Sanctuary readers, writers and photographers, looking for the best and brightest in India’s biodiversity conservation canvas. This year saw entries from all corners of the country, each more awe-inspiring than the last!
About the Organisers/Partners:
Sanctuary Asia: Sanctuary is an organisation that communicates the rationale for wilderness conservation and environmental protection, particularly in an era of climate change. We are at the fulcrum of several wildlife conservation campaigns and serve as a network for wildlife groups, concerned individuals and non-profit organisations.
DSP BlackRock: DSP BlackRock Investment Managers is one of the premier asset management companies in India. It is a joint venture between the DSP Group and BlackRock. Recognising that the richness of wildlife has played a pivotal role in maintaining the diverse ecosystems spanning across the length and breadth of India, DSP BlackRock Investment Managers joined Sanctuary Asia in celebrating the unsung heroes of India defending her wildernesses at the annual Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Awards ceremony. Additionally, Chairman, Hemendra Kothari, driven by his enthusiasm towards wildlife, set up the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), a Mumbai-based registered public charitable trust dedicated and committed to the preservation, protection and conservation of wildlife across India.
Deutsche Bank: Deutsche Bank established its first branch in India in 1980, and now has over 7,800 employees in the country, operating branches in 15 cities. For a global bank like Deutsche Bank, which operates in 72 countries, climate change is of paramount importance, not just for the sustainability of the business, but for the sustainability of society as a whole. This is why the bank joined hands with Sanctuary in 2011 to launch GreenKarbon, a climate change-biodiversity programme that seeks to empower the individual to take small and large actions to be a part of the climate.