The Green Journalist Award is accorded to Honorary Wildlife Warden of Kaziranga, Uttam Saikia for educating the forest department through his knowledge and a deep-rooted empathy towards the World Heritage site. has begun a silent revolution by producing Elephant friendly tea. The Award was presented by Prof. Misako Namiki, Prof at Misako Namiki, Teikyo University
Uttam Saikia is an Honorary Wildlife Warden of Kaziranga. He has formed a non-governmental organization named as “BHUMI”. As a conservationist having a journalist background, he has immense amount of knowledge and a deep-rooted empathy towards the Kaziranga National Park. Mister Saikia garners his strength from being humble and his ability to work with people from different fields – NGOs, communities, politicians, bureaucrats and the youth. His engagement with the forest department encompasses issues that involve man-animal conflict, welfare, staff in the frontline, capacity building and awareness programs. Uttam has played a major role in motivating 10 poachers to surrender in the year 2010, before the then Director of Kaziranga National Park. His landmark achievements also include Page 2 of 4 massive amounts of wildlife awareness work being done in Majuli and also the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation of Borjuri.