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Wildlife Protector And Environmentalist Mir Inayet Ullah

He lived, loved and fought for Jammu and Kashmir’s wildernesses, writes Bittu Sahgal of a dear friend and compatriot.

Wildlife Biologist And Filmmaker Archana Bali

Archana BaliShe had already become a powerful agent of change for India’s conservation movement, but fate took, wildlife biologist Archana Bali from us far too early. Nandini Velho reminisces poignantly on the ephemeral life of a friend and…

K.S. Lavkumar Khachar – Iconic Naturalist And Defender Of Wild Nature

Lavkumar KhacharLavkumar Khachar, an associate of Dr. Sálim Ali, passed away at the age of 84. His student days were first spent in Rajkumar College, Rajkot, and then in St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and he went on to become one of India’s most iconic naturalists.

Dr. Ian Player – Globally Recognised Wilderness And Conservation Legend

Dr. Ian PlayerDr. Ian Player, globally recognised wilderness and conservation legend, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2014, at age 87, at Phuzamoya, his family homestead in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa.

Anand Singh Negi (I.F.S.) – Braveheart And Dedicated Forester

Anand Singh Negi Vinod Rishi writes about his friend and colleague, Anand Singh Negi, I.F.S. (retired), a brave and dedicated forester who survived all manner of threats, but succumbed to that scourge, cancer.

Sardar Man Mohan Singh (IAS) – Poet, Bird Lover, Nature Observer And Conservationist

Man Mohan SinghMan Mohan Singh was responsible for the creation of the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary, the largest wetland in Northern India. An unlikely wildlife hero, he used his position to celebrate and protect birds. People like him are hard to find in the India…

Mark Roland Shand – Elephant Man, Writer And Conservationist

Mark Shand loved life and elephants in equal measure. His untimely demise has left a gaping hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Bittu Sahgal remembers the British writer, adventurer and bon vivant, whose name was synonymous with the pachyderms…

Manglu Baiga – Kanha's Legendary Moving Spirit

Manglu BaigaIt was my first trip to the Kanha Tiger Reserve in the early 1970s, and the late Bhagwan Rekwar said to me even before I entered the forest: “You are going to spend a week with Manglu Baiga, one of the best wildlife people in the world.”…

Zafar Futehally – Acclaimed Ornithologist And Conservationist

Garima BhatiaOne of India’s best known naturalists and ornithologists, Zafar Futehally, passed away on August 11, 2013. Bittu Sahgal remembers one of the pioneers of India’s modern conservation movement.

Gone... But Not Forgotten

Amitabh ChaturvediIndia’s conservation canvas has been painted with a palette of naturalists, activists,journalists, volunteers and environmentalists. Yet, some shades manage to stand out brighter than others – those who have worked at the grassroots…

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