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MONGAL GHATOWAL Recipient of Mark Shand Mahout Awards, 2014 - Assam
Dec 14, 2016 01:54pm

Starting o as a grass cutter in Assam Forest department, Mongal Ghatowal, now a reputed and retired ‘Mahout’ is a highly respected individual and is known for his love for elephants.

BHUMIDHAR DEKA  Recipient of Mark Shand Mahout Awards, 2014 - Assam
Nov 24, 2016 02:07pm

Bhumidhar is a skilled forest worker who has been serving as a mahout in Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary since 2011. Deka is an expert in Rhino behavior, and he begun working in Pabitora in 1993.

PURNA CHANDRA RABHA Recipient of Mark Shand Mahout Awards, 2014 - Assam
Dec 14, 2016 01:55pm

Purna Chandra began as a Mahout back in 1945. Back then, a young Purna started o by being an assistant to the trainer mahout. He then learnt the art of handling and interacting with elephants.

PURNA CHANDRA RABHA Recipient of Mark Shand Mahout Awards, 2014 - Assam
Nov 24, 2016 01:55pm

Purna Chandra began as a Mahout back in 1945. Back then, a young Purna started o by being an assistant to the trainer mahout. He then learnt the art of handling and interacting with elephants.

DR. KASHMIRA KAKATI receiving the Ecological Restoration Awards, 2014 - Assam
Dec 16, 2016 12:16pm

Born and brought up in Assam, Dr. Kashmira Kakati is a Wildlife Biologist working towards safeguarding a patch of 500 km² of rainforest in Jeypore-Dehing lowlands which includes Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.

The elephants at the construction site in Balipara in Sonitpur district on Wednesday. Picture by UB Photos
Nov 24, 2016 01:17pm

Three wild elephants were injured at the construction site of the Patanjali Mega Herbal and food park in Sonitpur district, while two...

JADHAV PAYENG receiving the Ecological Restoration Awards, 2013 - Assam
Nov 24, 2016 12:18pm

Jadhav ‘Mulai’ Payeng belongs to the ‘Mishing’ tribe (one of the largest ethnic groups of Assam).

APARAJITA DATTA Recipient of Wildlife Conservation Awards, 2014 - Arunachal Pradesh
Nov 24, 2016 11:29am

The driving force behind Aparajita’s eorts towards wildlife conservation and community development are the Lisu people itself, who have inhabited and lived in the lands long before any ‘National Park’ or ‘Tiger Reserve’ was...

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