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Meet Farooq Issa

Farooq IssaOwner of the famed ‘Phillips – European and Oriental Art’ that was established in 1860, Farooq Issa is a natural history aficionado and a keeper of India’s wildlife heritage.

Meet Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh

Dr. A.J.T. JohnsinghInspired by Jim Corbett, A.J.T. Johnsingh pursued a career in field biology just so he could spend time in the forests he loves. He has trained scores of young biologists…

Meet Dr. Lalji Singh

Dr. Lalji SinghA scientist and wildlife visionary, Dr. Lalji Singh was born in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh in 1947. He graduated from the Banaras Hindu University, from where he moved to the University of Edinburgh, where he studied animal genetics for…

Meet Shekar Dattatri

Shekar DattatriBorn in Chennai, to a supportive middle-class family, Shekar’s first tryst with nature began in his backyard. It was a tiny garden that housed a large neem tree, which attracted Rose-ringed Parakeets and a Tecoma, whose flowers lured…

Meet Belinda Wright

Belinda WrightShe is the Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) and has lived in India all her life. Working with state forest and police officials for over the past decade, she has been responsible for hundreds…

Meet Pradyut Bordoloi

Pradyut BordoloiHe has the distinction of being one of the few Indian politicians who is popular both with activists and the establishment. Young, dynamic and in a hurry to get things done, he takes his responsibility…

Meet K.M.Chinnappa

Shekhar DattatriBorn in 1941 to an armed forces family, K.M.Chinnappa is the quintessential wildlife protector. A true son of the soil, his father was a soldier who took to farming after retirement. Chinnappa joined the Karnataka Forest Department…

Meet Ashok Khot

Ashok KhotThe spate of leopard attacks on humans living around the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Mumbai, was splashed across the national media in the month of June-July, 2004. Bittu Sahgal met the man at the centre of the storm to…

Meet Dilip Khatau

Dilip KhatauDilip Khatau is a globe trotter whose heart has never quite moved away from India. His ancestral home is Kutchh and his almost singular purpose in life today is to help save the tiger by working together with NGOs, government officials, local communities…

Meet Mrs. Vinay Rathi Jha

Vinay Rathi JhaAs Secretary, Tourism, Government of India, Vinay Rathi Jha holds the key to the implementation of a vital component of the National Wildlife Action Plan – wildlife tourism. An anonymous wildlife supporter for …

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