Case Study: Forest Ranger, Chakrapani Rai
The Forest Guard Award is Presented to personnel of Forest Departments for their exemplary service towards the protection of Fauna and Flora in National parks and reserve forest of the Eastern Himalayas
Our second Winner was Forest Ranger Chakrapani Rai from Assam for his resolve to wipe out poachers from the region in order to protect the Natural Heritage. The Award was presented by Gen (Rtd.) Arun Sahni
Forest Ranger Chakrapani is a Range Officer in Ranjiv Gandhi Orang National Park at Orang. Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park is located in a strategic location, encircled by hostile immigrant population. The National Park is rich with rich with biodiversity- over 30 Bengal Tigers and about 100 rhinos. Mr Rai has adopted a carrot and stick policy in handling the people, supports good people of the fringe villages and dominates the outlaws and poachers. He has established a good network of information and strikes with precision. A good ranger equivalent to a 1000 activists and a true leader, he has fearlessly lead anti-poaching operations and killed 8 poachers, arrested 38 and recovered 14 weapons. A true hero he also involves himself in activities that enable socio-economic development of forest fringe Communities.