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Bholu Abrar Khan

Bholu Abrar KhanHe was a mere child when his father, a cook, moved to work for the Maharaja of Bharatpur, who used to hold massive shoots for all manner of dignitaries. Years spent here saw him fall in love with birds that were once shot, and the swamps themselves became part of his soul.

Prerna Singh Bindra

Prerna Singh BindraIn an arena dominated by ruthless men, this woman has investigated, explored, networked, fought and researched virtually every aspect of wildlife conservation and is often the source of first information reports on the seamier side of wildlife conservation.

Sukumar Paira

Sukumar PairaHe lives in tiger country. He nurtures young minds. He is the Headmaster of the Bijoynagar Adarsha Vidyamandir (BAV) located on an island called Bali, in the Sundarbans, in West Bengal.

Aditya Chandra Panda

Aditya Chandra PandaHe is all of 21, is doing his B.Sc. and visits the Chandaka-Dampara Sanctuary near Bhubaneshwar every week to monitor elephant herds locked in a tragic and chronic human-conflict zone.

Latha And Aneesh

Latha and AneeshThe Mannans are amongst the most prominent of southern Kerala’s tribes. ‘Mannan’ quite literally means ‘king’. Hunter- gatherers by birth, most Mannans are now agriculturists, largely because the forests that once sustained them were hacked to make way for modern ‘development’.

Travel Operators For Tigers (TOFT)

Abhishek BehlAn India-focused campaign with global dimensions, TOFT is attempting to turn wildlife tourism into a conservation tool. TOFT has the support of a large number of Travel Operators in the U.K. who want tourists to add their strengths to tiger conservation.

Romulus Whitaker

Romulus Whitaker, Tamil NaduAmerican by birth and Indian at heart, Romulus Earl Whitaker is an inspirational figure who has made an invaluable contribution to wildlife research and nature conservation in India..

Mohammad Firoz Ahmed

Mohammad Firoz Ahmed, AssamFiroz Ahmed is a prolific field biologist whose experience belies his 31 years. Wildlife conservation is at the centre of his life’s purpose. He is an Honorary Wildlife Warden in his home state of Assam.

Praveen Bhargav

Praveen Bhargav, KarnatakaPraveen Bhargav, an accomplished wildlifer, has been at the cutting edge of strategic conservation and research in Karnataka since 1979. A passionate advocate for wildlife, he was born in Gwalior, but has spent most of his life in Bangalore.

Dr. Dharmendra Khandal

Dr. Dharmendra Khandal, RajasthanHe is one of the country’s few spider experts, a botanist and field researcher who works with tigers. Employed by Tiger Watch, an NGO founded by Fateh Singh Rathore in Ranthambhore, he is internally driven to protect Rajasthan’s wildlife.