Wildlife Week: Heroes of Indian jungles

Published: Oct 03, 2017, 09:50 AM(IST)

9 Indian conservationists who helped to save wildlife

The Tiger Man Of India

Fateh Singh Rathore was an Indian tiger conservationist. He received several awards and honours like "World Wildlife Fund lifetime achievement award" for his undying efforts to save tigers.


The Snake Man of India

Romulus Earl Whitaker is a herpetologist, wildlife conservationist and founder of the Madras Snake Park. He is an expert on various habits king cobra.

His valuable research on king cobra and snake's venom featured in many magazines, documentaries.


Ranjitsinh Jhala

Dr MK Ranjitsinh Jhala is a wildlife and nature conservationist from India. He is notable for pioneering the scientific use of camera traps that help to study the population density of large wild mammals in India.

He played a crucial role in bringing cheetah back to India.


The Frog Man

Sathyabhama Das Biju is an Indian amphibian biologist, wildlife conservationist and heads the Systematics Lab at the University of Delhi, Department of Environmental Studies.

He rediscovered the tree frog that was thought to be extinct.


Ullas Karnath

K. Ullas Karanth is a conservation zoologist and a leading tiger expert based in Karnataka, India. He talks about the urgent threat of illegal hunting or poaching. Karnath received prestigious "Padma Shri" for his outstanding efforts to wildlife conservation.


Mysore Doreswamy Madhusudan

Mysore Doreswamy Madhusudan is an Indian wildlife biologist and ecologist. He has worked on understanding and mitigating the effects of human-wildlife conflict in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in South India.


Foster Father of Tigress Khairi

Saroj Raj Choudhury was a wildlife conservationist, writer and the first Forest Conservator under the Government of Odisha. He was also the first field director of Similipal Project Tiger.

He adopted a tiger cub and raised it successfully in captivity. He was known for the pugmark technique he employed for tiger census.


Belinda Wright

Tiger conservationist and wildlife campaigner, Belinda is a founder of Belinda Wright is the Founder and Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India.

She was an internationally renowned wildlife photographer and won Emmy.


From hunter to conservationist

Edward James Corbett was a British hunter, turned conservationist, author and naturalist. He tracked and shot a large number of man-eating leopards and tigers. Corbett stood up to protect India's wildlife and advocated in creating a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger.

In 1957, the park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honour.


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