The Deep Water Blues: Q&A With Rohan Arthur

Dr. Rohan ArthurA founder-trustee of the Nature Conservation Foundation, Dr. Rohan Arthur heads the organisation’s Oceans and Coasts programme. Rohan has worked in reef systems around India and on the Kenyan coast…

Meet Tom Kaplan

Tom KaplanIt is difficult to reconcile a U.S. billionaire who has made his fortune from extractive industries, largely gold mining, to his love for big cats, and easy to dismiss his generous philanthropy to wildlife – from tigers and Asiatic cheetahs to…

Bird-Brained And Proud

Dr. Auguste von BayernPranav Capila interviews animal cognition expert Dr. Auguste von Bayern, and comes away with a renewed respect for avian intelligence.

Meet Indian Forest Service Officer Sonali Ghosh

Sonali GhoshBorn into a family of Army personnel, Sonali Ghosh knew from an early age that she wished to be involved in forest and wildlife conservation. A topper of the Indian Forest Service batch of 2000-2003, she is armed with a slew of degrees including post-graduate…

Meet Indian Forest Service Officer Neha Verma

Neha VermaAs an IFS officer serving in Uttarakhand, Neha Verma is a committed wildlifer who has taken on the challenges of conservation and management of wildlife and forests. With her atypical engineering background (BTech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and…

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…

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