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G.D. Agrawal – Scientist, Nation-Builder, Sage

G.D. Agrawal was a hero in every sense of the word. Passionate about reviving and protecting the Ganga river, he dedicated his entire life to this task. Ravi Chopra, a water warrior in his own right, asks Sanctuary readers to recognise the worth of a hero lost to us. G.D.…

The Price We Pay

Environmental activists around the world are paying the price for speaking up and standing against oppression, writes Anadya Singh.

Parashuram Mahadev Lad

P.M. Lad was a legend in his lifetime. A member of the Indian Forest Service, he spent a lifetime defending wildlife and the forests he loved. Kishor Rithe writes about this passionate birder, who visited every Indian state, save for Tripura, to study and enjoy the avians of the Indian subcontinent.

Prof. Ratan Lal Brahmachary

A brilliant man, pioneering scientist, and a beloved teacher, Prof. Ratan Lal Brahmachary was all that and much more. Dr. Silanjan Bhattacharyya writes about this great mind, who took him under his aegis and put him on the path of Nature and excellence.

The Life Flow Of Latha Anantha

Born in 1966, Latha Anantha passed away in 2017, far too young to die. Anitha Santhi, a Thiruvananthapuram-based environmental educator and post-graduate researcher in ecology writes here with anguish and admiration about the incredible work of her friend of three decades.

The Tiger Pioneers

In this fast-paced world of instant news, Prosenjit Das Gupta takes us on a very personal memory trip to the earliest days of tiger conservation in India when he met with some of the pioneers who had a hand in winning acclaim for Project Tiger, which came to be accepted as the most successful…

Duleep Matthai

Arjun Matthai scripts a moving eulogy to his father, Duleep Matthai, an early champion of India’s environmental movement.

Remembering Peter Jackson

This unassuming man was a hardcore journalist who fell in love with wild cats and touched the lives of diverse conservationists, writes Bittu Sahgal.

Remembering Ashok Kumar – The Old Monk Of Wildlife Conservation

Ashok Kumar’s demise has left a gaping void in the fight against wildlife crime in India, writes long-time colleague Vivek Menon.

T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad

The extraordinary if unassuming T.N. Godavarman made history in 1996 when he won a legal victory in favour of forest protection. Bittu Sahgal remembers this quiet hero who too many have forgotten.

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