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Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2016

Our Living Planet – Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2016

Supported by DSP Blackrock and Deutsche Bank

Since 2000, Sanctuary has celebrated extraordinary men and women who have dedicated their lives to safeguard the future of wild nature… all our lives actually. Largely unnoticed in the larger scheme of national development, these Earth Heroes hearts beat for nature and they do what they do from inner conviction, undeterred by threats, obstacles, or distractions. These men and women are nation-builders, planet-protectors. Future generations will recognise them as freedom-fighters. Meet 2016's award winners.

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Wildlife Photography Awardswinners

Photography Award Winners Gallery
First Prize Winner - Biju Boro

First Prize Winner Biju Boro First Prize Winner - Biju Boro

Second Prize Winner - Pinal Patel and Shaurya Shashwat Shukla

Second Prize Winner Pinal Patel and Shaurya Shashwat Shukla Second Prize Winner - Pinal Patel and Shaurya Shashwat Shukla Second Prize Winner - Pinal Patel and Shaurya Shashwat Shukla

Joint Third Prize Winner - Raman Kulkarni

Joint Third Prize Winner Raman Kulkarni Joint Third Prize Winner - Raman Kulkarni

Joint Third Prize Winner  - Ripan Biswas

Joint Third Prize Winner Ripan Biswas Joint Third Prize Winner - Ripan Biswas

Meet the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2015 Winners

Claude And Norma Alvares

Claude and Norma Alvares

The roaring personalities of husband-wife duo Claude and Norma Alvares epitomise the best of India’s seemingly shrinking intelligentsia.

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Dr. Yash Veer Bhatnagar

Dr. Yash Veer Bhatnagar

Dr. Yash Veer Bhatnagar is a mountain man, most at home in the icy environs of Spiti and other high-altitude habitats that support such elusive and charismatic creatures as snow leopards, markhor, marmots and red foxes.

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Nandini Velho

Nandini VelhoIt’s hard to keep pace with Nandini Velho, a trained field biologist whose prime purpose in life is to protect the biodiversity of the planet. At any given point of time, she could be in Arunachal’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, or Pakke Tiger Reserve,…

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Varad Giri

Varad GiriDr. Varad Giri is pushing the boundaries of science, and filling the cavernous gaps in our knowledge of India’s ‘less charismatic’ species. This enables us to formulate effective conservation strategies.

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Param Jit Singh

Param Jit SinghA geologist by training, Param Jit Singh is an anti-poaching mastermind, instrumental in a series of wildlife contraband seizures in Uttarakhand, including a crackdown on the late Sansar Chand in the early 90s.

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Anurag Kumar

Anurag KumarIn early spring, the sugarcane in the fields on the edge of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve stand a little less than two metres high. Near impenetrable, the sweet stalks dwarf the dozens of children who stream from Bansinagar village to a small clearing in…

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The Gir Lion Protection Team

The Gir Protection TeamThe extraordinary men and women who serve as foresters and forest guards of the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in Gujarat are the gatekeepers of one of India’s most successful conservation stories – the thriving well-being…

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DSP BlackRock Investment Managers, a joint venture between the DSP Group and Blackrock, is one of the premier asset management companies in India, offering a wide product stable with mutual funds available across the risk-reward spectrum. Today, lakhs of Indian investors from over a hundred cities invest with DSP 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 joined Sanctuary Asia in celebrating the unsung heroes of India, defending her wildernesses, at the annual Sanctuary 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 is among the leading foreign banks in India catering to the financial requirements of companies and individuals. The Bank established its first branch in India in 1980, and now has over 11,000 employees across 17 cities in the country. For a global bank like Deutsche Bank, which operates in more than 70 countries, climate change is of paramount importance, not just for the sustainability of the business, but for the sustainability of society as a whole.