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Nutritionist And Wellness Expert Dr. Vijaya Venkat

Founder of The Health Awareness Centre, wellness expert Dr. Vijaya Venkat passed away recently, but not before sowing philosophies that will help all of us live healthier and more ecologically-sustainable lives.

Times Of India Editor Sumit Sen

Sumit SenA  great loss to us was the passing away of Sumit Sen, Editor, Times of India, Kolkata. Krishnendu Mukherjee, a Sanctuary Wind Under the Wings awardee, remembers how Sen supported him and other writers to delve into issues surrounding…

United Nations Messenger Of Peace Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai

Dr. Wangari Muta MaathaiA United Nations Messenger of Peace, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Her list of on-ground achievements, far outnumber the scores of awards she has received from world leaders.

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…

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