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Meet Sunil Mehta

A national-level basketball player and an alumnus of St. Stephens College, Delhi, this eco-entrepreneur started life as a pharmaceuticals promoter, exporter and as the Chief Coordinator for the Rajasthan State Government and the Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA).

Meet Dr. Anish Andheria – Scientist, Naturalist, Conservationist, Photographer

Meet Dr. Anish Andheria, President, Wildlife Conservation Trust, who speaks to Bittu Sahgal about how nature took over his life, his inspirations and the conservation challenges ahead of us all at a point in time when climate change is rapidly moving into higher gear.

Meet Shashank Dalvi – Naturalist, Conservationist, Scientist

This Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2017 winner’s career path was set early in childhood. Between walks through Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park and explorations through virtually every biogeographic zone on the Indian subcontinent, this remarkable young…

Meet Ganesh H. Shankar

Winner of numerous awards from Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016, Birds Category (Natural History Museum, London) to first place in the macro category in Nature Photography Network, Ganesh H. Shankar is also the co-author of the book, Daroji – An Ecological Destination and the founding member…

Meet Erik Solheim – Environmental Champion, Politician, Climate And Peace Negotiator

Currently the Global Head, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Erik Solheim is one of the world’s most visionary politicians, having served for 12 years as a Member of Parliament in Norway. He also served as Minister of International Development between 2005 and…

Meet Koustubh Sharma

A Senior Regional Ecologist with the Snow Leopard Trust, Koustubh Sharma has worked in some of the remotest and toughest terrains in the world – where his work is contributing to a greater understanding of snow leopard ecology. He speaks with Lakshmy Raman about his…

A Stroke Of Genius

Sangeetha Kadur had a setback in art college but that didn’t stop her from going on to become one of the country’s most-loved wildlife artists. Twice nominated for the BBC’s Wildlife Artist of the Year, her work has been published across a wide range of journals,…

Meet Urvi Piramal

Businesswoman. Conservationist. Wildlife photographer. Artist. Urvi Piramal is all these and more. An inveterate traveller, she has wandered the wilds of Patagonia, explored the Arctic and Africa and even negotiated the rugged wildernesses of Mongolia. But as she makes clear to Bittu Sahgal,…

To Paint And Bloom

Bikram Grewal, birdman and keen collector of natural history art, chats with accomplished botanical illustrator Hemlata Pradhan. The founder trustee of the Kalimpong-based Himalayan Trust for Natural History Art (HTNHA), which is presently setting up…

Studying The Farmers Of The Forest

Rohit Naniwadekar speaks to Sanctuary’s Anadya Singh, sharing vital information on hornbill behaviour from his 11 years of experience and research, expounding the idea behind the Pakke Paga Festival and articulating the importance of community participation in conservation efforts.

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