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Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2018

The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2018 – Celebrate Nature, Honour its Defenders

Sponsored by DSP Group and IndusInd Bank and supported by GreenKo

Each year, in the process of unearthing inspiring people who have been contributing to protecting our home – Planet Earth, we come across an incredibly diverse set of brave men and women – who do not let fear or uncertainty deter them. The Sanctuary Nature Foundation is honored to recognize these Earth Heroes, not only to shine a light on their work but also as a token of gratefulness for their selfless work.

 

Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2018winners

Lifetime Service Award - Vandana Shiva

Lifetime Service Award Vandana Shiva

Young Naturalist Awards
Green Teacher Award Wildlife Green Teacher Award Winner - Nikita Pimple Nikita Pimple
 

Meet the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2017 Winners

K.S. Smitha

K.S. Smitha has been leading her students to the tunes of conservation and she spares no opportunity to take her students out of the classroom to explore and marvel at the beauty of nature.

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Nikit Surve

Nikit Surve conducted the first-ever official, scientific census of leopards in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, as a part of his Master’s dissertation for the Wildlife Institute of India.

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Jyoti Sharma

Just thirteen years old, Jyoti Sharma conducts nature trails for students from the locality and is uniting children and adults for nature.

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Vaishali Rawat

As Vaishali Rawat’s appreciation for India’s staggering biodiversity grows with every new adventure, she is striving to popularise conservation and create a groundswell of public support for the natural landscapes on which we all depend.

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Special Sanctuary Tiger Awards 2017

Rajveer Singh is an unsung hero who has spent 26 years in service of protecting Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park. He has played a pivotal role in helping the Forest Department arrest some of the most notorious poachers operating in and around the park.

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Tongam Rina And The Arunachal Times

Tongam Rina was shot outside her office in 2012 in a bid to silence her. Known for her incisive writing, Tongam has reported on issues concerning the environment, illegal activities in the name of development and has become the voice of dissent.

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About Our Sponsors

DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund Managers, a joint venture between the DSP Group and Blackrock, is one of the premier asset management companies in India, offering a wide product stable with mutual funds available across the risk-reward spectrum. Today, lakhs of Indian investors from over a hundred cities invest with DSP BlackRock. Recognising that the richness of wildlife has played a pivotal role in maintaining the diverse ecosystems spanning across the length and breadth of India, DSP BlackRock joined the Sanctuary Nature Foundation in celebrating the unsung heroes of India, defending her wildernesses, at the annual Sanctuary Wildlife Awards ceremony. Additionally, Chairman, Hemendra Kothari, driven by his enthusiasm towards wildlife, set up the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), a Mumbai-based registered public charitable trust dedicated and committed to the preservation, protection and conservation of wildlife across India.

IndusInd Bank, which commenced operations in 1994, caters to the needs of both consumer and corporate customers. Its technology platform supports multi-channel delivery capabilities. As on September 30, 2017, IndusInd Bank has 1250 branches, and 2146 ATMs spread across 690 geographical locations of the country. The Bank also has representative offices in London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Bank believes in driving its business through technology. It enjoys clearing bank status for both major stock exchanges - BSE and NSE - and major commodity exchanges in the country, including MCX, NCDEX, and NMCE. IndusInd Bank on April 1, 2013 was included in the NIFTY 50 benchmark index. In the recently released Kantar Millward Brown’s BRANDZ Top 50 most valuable Indian Brands 2017 report, IndusInd Bank has retained its 12th position and has been ranked No.6 amongst banks as per the Top 50 Indian Brands.

About Our Cosponsor

Greenko, is one of India’s leading renewable energy companies, replacing fossil fuels with integrated decarbonised energy and grid assets enabling sustainable and affordable energy, with a net installed capacity of 4.53 GWdc across 15 states in India. The group is committed towards transforming renewable energy from real-time energy to a dispatchable and controlled medium through digitization and storage solutions to support the economy-wide shift towards a carbon-neutral electricity mix in the country. Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Greenko is leading the digitisation, decarbonisation and decentralisation of the Indian energy market by providing utility-scale, clean and affordable energy to meet the country’s long-term energy security needs. With a core belief in sustainability both operationally and environmentally, Greenko maintains a continuous involvement in localised projects and community programmes which centre on education, health and wellbeing, environmental stewardship and rural infrastructure.