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Meet Joe Smith, Tiger Programme Director, Panthera

Courtesy: Panthera.Panthera, the largest wild cat conservation organisation in the world, runs its ‘Tigers Forever’ programme in six countries, namely Thailand,Indonesia, Malaysia, Lao PDR, India and Myanmar. The stated objective is to increase…

Meet Robert Swan

Robert Swan – © 2041Robert Swan, a polar explorer and environmental leader, is the first human ever to have walked to both the North and the South poles. The quintessential hero, he was inspired by the likes of Scott and Shackleton and even as a young…

Meet Mahesh Kumar Jiwrajka

Mahesh Kumar JiwrajkaAn introverted man and an unlikely earth hero, Mahesh Jiwrajka has been selected to receive the Sanctuary-RBS Lifetime Service Award 2010. A part of the Indian Forest Service (IFS) for over three decades, he has probably been more directly…

Meet Madhav Rajaram Subrahmanyam

Madhav Rajaram SubrahmanyamHe is just 13 years old, but Madhav has known Bittu Sahgal, who spoke to him in Mumbai, since he was six years old. He came into the conservation fold through Kids for Tigers, the Sanctuary…

Meet Kirat Singh And Keerthikrutha S.

Kirat SinghDriven by a passion for protecting wildlife, Kirat Singh, is about to join Cornell University. He won a ‘Special Tiger Award’ during the Sanctuary-RBS Wildlife Award ceremony in 2005, and stands apart from most others his…

Meet Dr. Karan Singh

Dr. Karan SinghDignified. Passionate. Intelligent. Knowledgeable. Dr. Karan Singh is all these things and more. He was present at the creation of Project Tiger in 1973 and was among those who forced the world to accept India’s leadership…

Meet Vance G. Martin

Vance G. MartinPresident of the WILD Foundation for 26 years,he is the face of one of the world’s most respected programmes,the World Wilderness Congress,which has a track record of influencing governments, mass media and conservation groups such…

Meet Vandana Shiva

Vandana ShivaShe did her Ph.D on the Foundations of Quantum Theory on Hidden Variables and Non Locality in Quantum Theory. She then abandoned academics in 1982 to start the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology (RFSTE) and over the past 38 years has…

Meet Brijendra Singh

Brijendra SinghA pahadi (man of the mountains) Brijendra Singh grew up in the hills of Garhwal and Kumaon where he and his wife Dawn have protected wildlife for decades.  A world-renowned Corbett expert, Member,  National Board of Wildlife…

Meet Jairam Ramesh

Jairam RameshIn a recent interview to Tehelka, Jairam Ramesh, an economist by profession, said that India’s Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 was sacrosanct.That saving tigers saves forests, saving snow…

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