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Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2017

The Good Fight - The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2017

Supported by DSP Blackrock Mutual Funds and IndusInd Bank

What an exquisite world we live in. Everyone knows, of course, that our planet faces threats, but what is heartening is the manner in which large numbers of bravehearts have begun to look upon protecting the species and habitats around us not as some kind of charity, but as the very purpose of their lives. Our superheroes come in different avatars – forest officials, policy influencers, lawyers, writers, educationists, activists, scientists, orators, artists and children. These are nature’s spokespersons who are determined and committed to making their dreams come true... of leaving behind a planet that someday will not need protecting from our own kind. The Sanctuary Nature Foundation honours these inspiring dreamers and promises to support them every step of the way.


Meet the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2016 Winners

Lobsang Gyatso

Lobsang Gyatso aka ‘Anna’ Lama is best-known for his unflinching defence of Arunachal Pradesh’s natural heritage and his courageous opposition to the highly-destructive Nyamjang Chhu hydroelectric project.

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Jigmet Takpa

As one of the pioneers of Project Snow Leopard and a multitude of other initiatives aimed at improving rural livelihoods, Indian Forest Service officer Jigmet Takpa has transformed local attitudes towards wildlife in Ladakh.

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S.E.H. Kazmi

With infinite courage and grace, Indian Forest Service officer S.E.H. Kazmi has spent a lifetime negotiating conservation imperatives in Palamau and Hazaribagh, among the country’s most beautiful but conflicted landscapes.

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Tiasa Adhya

A wildlife biologist by training and a conservationist at heart, Tiasa Adhya’s persistent efforts to highlight the plight of the fishing cat and address problems of habitat destruction, conflict and retaliatory killings in West Bengal are truly commendable.

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Nazir Malik And Tahir Shawl

Champions of the exquisite wildlife of India’s northernmost state, Tahir Shawl and Nazir Malik’s steadfast commitment to the preservation and protection of Kashmir’s Dachigam National Park is second to none.

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About Our Sponsors

DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund 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 the Sanctuary Nature Foundation 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.

IndusInd Bank, which commenced operations in 1994, caters to the needs of both consumer and corporate customers. Its technology platform supports multi-channel delivery capabilities. As on September 30, 2017, IndusInd Bank has 1250 branches, and 2146 ATMs spread across 690 geographical locations of the country. The Bank also has representative offices in London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Bank believes in driving its business through technology. It enjoys clearing bank status for both major stock exchanges - BSE and NSE - and major commodity exchanges in the country, including MCX, NCDEX, and NMCE. IndusInd Bank on April 1, 2013 was included in the NIFTY 50 benchmark index. In the recently released Kantar Millward Brown’s BRANDZ Top 50 most valuable Indian Brands 2017 report, IndusInd Bank has retained its 12th position and has been ranked No.6 amongst banks as per the Top 50 Indian Brands.