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Meet Bishan Singh Bonal

Bishan Singh BonalA man of the mountains, he was born in Corbett country in a remote village called Bon, located near Uttarakhand’s Askot Wildlife Sanctuary, on the border between India and China. That’s how he got his surname. After schooling…

A Journey Of Many Thousand Moons – In Conversation With Dr. Jill Robinson

On the sidelines of the Minding Animals conference (www.mindinganimals.com) in New Delhi, Asym Bal speaks with Dr. Jill Robinson, founder-CEO of the Animals Asia Foundation and internationally renowned champion of Asiatic…

Meet Anthropologist-Activist Dr. Felix Padel

Felix PadelFelix Padel is a London-born anthropologist-activist. Among other things, he was Professor, School of Rural Management, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur, during 2012-2014.

Meet Dr. M.K. Ranjitsinh – Erstwhile Royal, Conservationist, Wildlife Expert And Former Bureaucrat

Dr. M.K. RanjitsinhNamed after the legendary cricketer, Dr. Ranjitsinh was a principal author of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. A die-hard conservationist and member of the erstwhile royal family of Wankaner, Saurashtra, Gujarat,…

Shark Tales – In Conversation With Mike Pandey

Mike PandeyOne of India’s best-known wildlife filmmakers, Mike Pandey, has time and again proved that visual media is a powerful conservation tool. His documentary film on the…

Meet Thanjavur Nateshacharya Ayyam Perumal – Conservation Photographer Par Excellence

T.N.A. PerumalLong before the digital photography revolution, long before the rationale of shooting wildlife with a camera rather than a gun had become fully accepted, there was T.N.A. Perumal. Black and white photography then was considered…

Meet Roheet Karoo – The Man Behind The Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

Roheet KarooHe was nominated as Sanctuary Asia’s Young Naturalist of the Year in 2012 and has been credited with working toward the declaration of one of India’s most unlikely new Protected Areas, Maharashtra’s Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary.

Meet Ramrao Nehare – Nature Interpreter And Wildlife Guide From Tadoba

Ramrao NehareMany people shortsightedly take them for granted. All too often they are disrespected by boorish tourists. But some wildlife guides stand tall, rising above the limitations of the guests they are paid to guide. Thirty-eight-year-old Ramrao Nehare,…

Meet Poonam And Harshawardhan Dhanwatey – Tadoba Tiger Reserve’s Most Persistent Defenders

Poonam and Harshawardhan DhanwateyA Nagpur-based husband and wife team, co-founders of Tiger Research and Conservation Trust (TRACT), he a businessman and former member of the State Board for Wildlife and she the Honorary Wildlife Warden…

Meet Anshu Jain – Global Banker, With A Vision For A Greener Planet And A Passion For Wildlife

Anshu JainHe grew up using public transport in New Delhi, imbibed values from a principled mother and an ethical civil servant father. Despite rising to become one of the world’s most influential financial minds he barely exudes that ‘banker’ aura and often seems to prefer…

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