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Meet Praveen Pardeshi

Courtesy:Satpuda FoundationIn his capacity as Principal Secretary, Forests, Government of Maharashtra, Praveen Pardeshi has established, beyond any doubt, that it is possible to enjoin the apparently disparate objectives of environmental protection…

Meet Gerry Martin

Credit:Mamta NaiduGerry Martin is fascinated by the natural world and wants all urban dwellers to recognise that they, too, can be enriched by connecting with nature. Drawn towards kids and their relationship with nature, he is also working to reduce the incidence…

Meet Kumi Naidoo, ED, Greenpeace International

 Credit: John NovisOctober 2011Kumi Naidoo has fought for environmental and social justice virtually all his life. When he was just 15, he joined the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and spent several years working with grassroots organisations…

Meet S. D. Biju

Credit: RACHUNLIU G. KAMEIProud of his simple origins, Sathyabhama Das Biju, universally known as S.D. Biju, is one of the world's foremost amphibian experts. For all the recognition (IUCN/ASG Sabin Award, 2008) and degrees, ( PhDs in…

Meet Goutam Narayan

Goutam NarayanA talented field biologist, Goutam Narayan has probably done more to resurrect the endangered Pygmy hog Porcula salvania in the wild than any other person alive today. He started his career with the Bombay Natural History Society…

Meet Alan Rabinowitz, President and CEO, Panthera

Courtesy: PantheraAlan Rabinowitz speaks to Bittu Sahgal about his vision for tigers and other large cats and the role of the newly formed International Tiger Advisory Group ( iTAG),a collective of tiger conservationists and…

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…

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