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Meet Debbie Banks

Debbie BanksToo young to be called an ‘old India hand’, U.K. based Debbie Banks does nevertheless have years of India-experience under her belt, working consistently to protect India’s tigers from vanishing down the tubes in China. Tough, (very)…

Meet Harriet Nimmo

Harriet NimmoShe grew up in a London suburb, probably one of the least biodiversity-rich places in the U.K., and had little connection with nature through school, family or friends. Yet, she is amongst the most effective natural history and conservation…

Meet Bahar Dutt

Bahar DuttA conservation biologist, her thesis was on Amazonian primates at the world-famous Jersey Zoo.  She is currently CNN-IBN’s Environment Editor and her work resulted in the channel winning the Sanctuary-RBS Wind Under the Wings Award 2008.

Meet Dr. Y.V. Jhala

Dr. yadvendradev V. JhalaDriven by a passion for and dedication to wildlife, Dr. Yadvendradev V. Jhala (joint-winner with Dr. Qamar Qureshi of a Sanctuary-RBS Wildlife Service Award, 2008)is one of India’s most outstanding field biologists.…

Meet Bill McKibben

Bill McKibbenProlific author, avid cross-country skier and passionate environmentalist, Bill McKibben roused the world in 1989 with his brilliant book The End of Nature. McKibben sounded the alarm bell on climate change, and introduced the crisis to…

Meet Lester Brown

Lester BrownAgricultural scientist, prolific author, winner of innumerable international awards, one-time wrestler, long-distance runner and founder of the Earth Policy Institute, Lester R. Brown is, above all else, an original thinker. 

Meet Fateh Singh Rathore

Fateh Singh RathoreMore than almost any other person, the life of Fateh Singh Rathore is synchronous with the lives of tigers. Having saved a place – Ranthambhore – when everyone believed it was no longer viable for tigers in the 1970s, Rathore found his life’s work…

Meet Prerna Singh Bindra

Prerna Singh BindraPrerna Bindra is the quintessential woman in a man's world.  A dogged wildlife journalist, she was presented with the Sanctuary-ABN AMRO Wildlife Service Award in 2007 for her contribution to the protection of…

Meet Pavan Sukhdev

Pavan SukhdevA banker by day and an environmentalist by night, he defies all stereotyping. A climate change expert, he is a Founder-Director of the ‘Green Accounting for Indian States Project,’ which is gaining recognition for its pioneering work…

Meet Dr. Ullas Karanth

Ullas KaranthOne of the world’s foremost authorities on tigers, Dr. Ullas Karanth is a senior conservation scientist and Director of the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society’s India Programme. Originally trained as an engineer,…

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