Dr. Anish Andheria, President, WCT, India
Dr. Anish Andheria is the president of the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), a not-for-profit, set up to preserve, protect and conserve wildlife and flight climate change. Currently, WCT works in and around 130 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries spread across 23 states of India and catalyses path- breaking conservation action. He is a member of both the Maharashtra State Board of Wildlife and the “First State Expert Appraisal Committee” for projects related to industries, Mining and Irrigation in Maharashtra. An educator, he has helped set up Kids for Tigers, a nation- wide conservation education programme in 2000. A wildlife photographer of repute, he has photographed some of the most remote wildlife reserves of India. His collection of over 300,000 images serves as a veritable archival record of the wildlife and wilderness of India. His images have been widely used in national and international publications. He has co-authored two books on Indian wildlife and has contributed to several other books and publications, including scientific papers. He is a Trustee of the ‘Conservation Wildlands Trusts’ and ‘The Climate Reality Projects India’. He is also on the advisory board for Nature’s Jamboree an organisation started to promote traditional art forms and artisans. A natural communicator, he is one of India’s leading motivational speakers, and has introduced thousands of young people to the joys of nature and the rationale or nature conservation.
In conversation with:
Dr. Rajkamal Goswami, ATREE, India
NK Vasu, PCCF, Wildlife Division, Assam, India