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Meet S.E.H. Kazmi

Bittu Sahgal speaks to Sanctuary’s Lifetime Service Award winner of 2016 S.E.H. Kazmi, who has had a profound influence on the conservation map of Palamau and Hazaribagh for over three decades and will continue to do so.

Canvassing For Wildlife

In a tête-à-tête with ornithologist, author and publisher, Bikram Grewal, artist Meena Subramaniam tells readers that she wants aesthetes to feel the connection we have with the web of life and to inspire them with positivity. Settled in the little town of Kumily,…

My Jungle: Conserving Private Forests Along The Konkan Coast

With the launch of an ambitious new project that aims to conserve the native flora and fauna of the Konkan region, Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) branches out from its campaigning and data collection…

Meet Deepak Apte – Marine Ecologist, Educationist And Conservationist

A straight-talker, this marine biologist had a very unusual entry into the world of natural history, academia and nature conservation. Today, he heads one of the world’s most respected scientific and conservation institutions, the Bombay Natural History Society, or BNHS, as it has come to be…

Meet Dia Mirza – Actor, Activist, Nature Worshipper

Part of the Sanctuary family since 2013, and the face of the Leave Me Alone campaign, actor Dia Mirza is evolving into a key public opinion mover and champion for India’s wilds. Bittu Sahgal speaks with her on what moves her and why.

Meet Kartik Shukul

Young, sparky and focused, Nagpur-based Kartik Shukul, one of India’s leading experts on the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, currently serves as Special Counsel for the Forest Departments of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh for poaching cases pending before the respective…

Meet Tahir Shawl

A prolific writer and dyed-in-the wool conservationist, he grew up in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, and has spent a lifetime protecting wildlife and habitats in all the three regions of the state including high-altitude Changthang on the Indo-Chinese border, the Hemis High Altitude National Park –…

Behind The Cloak Of Buddha – In Conversation With Cee4Life’s Sybelle Foxcroft

Founder of Cee4Life and the driving force behind the nine-year long investigation that resulted in the scathing Tiger Temple Report that accuses Thailand’s Tiger Temple of supplying the illegal wildlife trade, Sybelle Foxcroft has spent the last decade exposing wildlife crimes.

The Pangolin Protectors

Targeted victims of the international, illegal wildlife trade, pangolins are the world’s most trafficked species. In the fight to protect these unique animals is People For Pangolins, a recently established non-profit that…

The Northeast Is Telling Its Own Stories – Is India Listening?

Tisha Srivastav interviews Rita Banerji, award winning Indian wildlife filmmaker and founder member of a new Northeastern initiative called the Green Hub.

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