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Krishnendu Mukherjee

Krishnendu MukherjeeEnvironmental writers are vital to our task of placing nature conservation in the right perspective. They give voice to wild India and down the years Sanctuary has honoured both reporters and the papers or TV channels for which they work for helping us reach out to the public.

Azhar Sheikh

Azhar SheikhHe is a member of the Khadsangi Gram Panchayat (village council), holds an engineering degree… and saves tigers. Part of a community of round 200 families living in the Ramdegi village at Navegaon, at the northern end of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, he was unhappy that the people of...

Belinda Wright

Belinda WrightBorn in Kolkata, this warm-hearted conservationist is the Founder and Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI). A dyed-in-the-wool wildlifer, she is a renowned tiger conservationist and wildlife campaigner, who has pioneered investigations into the illegal ...

N. Badusha

N. BadushaA simple man who lives to protect forests, he has been fighting the illegal sandalwood trade, forest encroachments in Wynad, commercial plantations on forest lands and the trapping of wild elephants.

Srinivasa Reddy

Srinivas ReddyA born leader and driver of change, Srinivasa Reddy has dedicated his life to the pursuit of a wildlife conservation ethic that guarantees a good quality of human life without sacrificing our wilds.

P. Dhanesh Kumar

P. Dhanesh KumarP. Dhanesh Kumar has undertaken Herculean tasks to protect India’s wildernesses. In the face of threats to himself and his family, he fought powerful forces that were systematically destroying Kerala’s fragile forests, where he has served as a Forest Range Officer and then Divisional...

Jadav Payeng

Jadav PayengThe stuff of Northeastern legend, Jadav Payeng’s story begins at the young age of sixteen, when he took over his family’s livestock, bought more, and started a small herd.

Richard D’Souza

Richard D'SouzaRichard D’Souza is a wildlife defender, but he will be remembered by the people of Goa as the man who protected their water sources forever.

Cara Tejpal

Cara TejpalCara Tejpal, in her early 20s has already gained a reputation for hardcore wildlife conservation work. A combination of intelligence and compassion, her sedate attitude towards conservation belies her age.

Roheet Karoo

Roheet KarooRoheet Karoo is still haunted by the gruesome image of the dead tiger he saw outside the Government Veterinarian Hospital in Umred, near Tadoba in Maharashtra when he was a young student in class seven.