Discover the benefits of protecting tigers and their habitat. In celebration of World Wildlife Day, Dr. Anish Andheria, President of the Wildlife Conservation Trust, joins Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, for a conversation about tigers and how conserving the forests and landscapes where they live can empower local communities and help to regulate our global climate.
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About Dr. Anish Andheria
Dr. Anish Andheria is the President of the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), a not-for-profit, set up to preserve, protect and conserve forests and wildlife. Currently, WCT works in and around 160 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries spread across 23 states of India and catalyses path-breaking conservation action. He is a member of several Government Committees including the National Tiger Conservation Authority, an apex policy-making body of the Union Government; the State Boards of Wildlife of Maharashtra and Jammu & Kashmir; the Executive Committee of the Gujarat State Lion Conservation Society and the Executive Committee of the ‘Village Social Transformation Programme’ of Maharashtra.
He has been awarded the prestigious Carl Zeiss Conservation Award in 2008 and the UAA-Institute of Chemical Technology Distinguished Alumnus Award 2017. He is a Fellow of LEAD and has helped set up Kids for Tigers, a nation-wide conservation education programme in 2000. The programme has reached out to several million school children.
The full article was published by New Haven Independent on March 1, 2021.