Press Esc to close
Tuesday 17 January 2017
News updated at 2:30 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 15.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Award for tiger conservationist

Last updated: 09 April, 2011
Bangalore, Apr 9,DHNS:

Noted tiger conservationist Sanjay Gubbi has been honoured with the Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award for 2011.

P V Jayakrishnan, Chairman, Central Empowered Committee on forestry matters, which is also investigating the mining issues in Karnataka, presented the award to Gubbi for his exemplary work to save tigers in the Western Ghats of Karnataka for over two decades.

Gubbi, who holds a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology, has been instrumental in several of the important victories for wildlife, especially tigers in Karnataka. He played an active role in the campaign to close highways for night traffic in Nagarhole and Bandipur.

Sanjay, who works for the Wildlife Conservation Society-India Programme as the Assistant Director (Conservation Science and Policy), was also instrumental in halting unscientific harvesting of bamboo from Bhadra Tiger Reserve during the mid-90s.

He had a major contribution to ensure Kudremukh National Park got a breather from the mining activities that were stopped by a Supreme Court judgment. He also works towards improving benefits for lower level field staff of the Forest Department. The award was instituted by Carl Zeiss in 2001.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, left ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, left ...

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Kenyan artist Evans Yegon displays one of his paintings

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Kenyan artist Evans Yegon displays one of his paintings

BJP President Amit Shah welcomes former Congress leader Yashpal Arya after he was inducted into BJP

BJP President Amit Shah welcomes former Congress leader Yashpal Arya after he was inducted into BJP

People walk under their umbrellas on snow covered road after fresh heavy snowfall in Shimla on ...

People walk under their umbrellas on snow covered road after fresh heavy snowfall in Shimla on ...

A camel performs during the ongoing 24th International Camel Festival in Bikaner on Sunday...

A camel performs during the ongoing 24th International Camel Festival in Bikaner on Sunday...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523