Bibha Sonowal, Pallabita Bora, Swarnalata Bhuyan And Anita Das
Month Year: December 2010
JOINT WILDLIFE SERVICE AWARD
Bibha Sonowal, Pallabita Bora, Swarnalata Bhuyan and Anita Das are courageous women forest guards of Kaziranga. Theirs is the very first team of female wildlife defenders in the park, they have been patrolling this world famous rhino and tiger forest for a year now. Their contribution far exceeds their role in checking crime by women operatives of the many armed poaching gangs that plunder this world famous wildlife reserve. Working in the same difficult conditions as their male counterparts, they conduct day and night patrols on foot and go out on raids, fiercely defending the wildlife in their charge.
First published in: Sanctuary Asia, XXX No. 6, December 2010.