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Special Sanctuary Tiger Awards 2017

Rajveer Singh is an unsung hero who has spent 26 years in service of protecting Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park. He has played a pivotal role in helping the Forest Department arrest some of the most notorious poachers operating in and around the park.

Tongam Rina And The Arunachal Times

Tongam Rina was shot outside her office in 2012 in a bid to silence her. Known for her incisive writing, Tongam has reported on issues concerning the environment, illegal activities in the name of development and has become the voice of dissent.

Nikit Surve

Nikit Surve conducted the first-ever official, scientific census of leopards in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, as a part of his Master’s dissertation for the Wildlife Institute of India.

Vaishali Rawat

As Vaishali Rawat’s appreciation for India’s staggering biodiversity grows with every new adventure, she is striving to popularise conservation and create a groundswell of public support for the natural landscapes on which we all depend.

Jyoti Sharma

Just thirteen years old, Jyoti Sharma conducts nature trails for students from the locality and is uniting children and adults for nature.

K.S. Smitha

K.S. Smitha has been leading her students to the tunes of conservation and she spares no opportunity to take her students out of the classroom to explore and marvel at the beauty of nature.

Shashank Dalvi

Shashank Dalvi’s interest in birds took him to the forests of Arunachal Pradesh, where he sharpened his skills as a professional bird guide and participated in bird and herpetofaunal surveys, and has evolved into a stellar naturalist and conservationist.

Ramesh Pratap Singh, IFS (Retired)

After serving in the Indian Forestry Services for more than three decades, R. P. Singh has worked through every tangent of wildlife conservation required to enable the revival of some of India’s most-visited tiger destinations.

Neha Sinha

Quitting her job, Neha Sinha took a swan dive into the world of conservation science, policy, law and governance and has used her penmanship to bolster many environmental projects and campaigns.

Kartik Shukul

Incensed by how wildlife criminals have made a mockery of the law, Nagpur-based lawyer Kartik Shukul is not only putting poachers and traders behind bars, he’s also keeping them there with his superb knowledge of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972.

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