Whitley Award 2017

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 06:52

Sanjay Gubbi was recently recognized with the Whitley Award, along with five others, at an impressive ceremony at The Royal Geographic Society, London. HRH Princess Anne presented the awards on the 18th May 2017 (https://whitleyaward.org/winners/reducing-deforestation-karnatakas-tiger...).The award was in recognition of his long-term work on tiger conservation in southern India (http://www.rufford.org/rsg/projects/sanjay_gubbi).

Sanjay would like to thank and express his deep gratitude for the tremendous support he have received from The Rufford Foundation. Our encouragement he said has been pivotal for the conservation success stories, many of which have been unique in the field of wildlife conservation in India.

He also wanted to thank the wonderful team he has, the collaborative efforts with many officers in the government, political leaders who have seen the importance of wildlife conservation, front line staff of the forest department who tirelessly toil on a daily basis, media friends, enthusiastic volunteers, donors, and everyone involved directly or indirectly with their work has resulted in positive stories for tiger conservation. Hence, he felt that this recognition was for all of us together.

On a personal note, very importantly donors have been an integral part of this endeavor with whose support we have been able to get this far. He felt extremely fortunate to have collaborated with us, and he hoped for continue support in the future. Looking forward to working with The Rufford Foundation, and together we can surely achieve a lot more to preserve the wonderful species and their habitats we strive to protect.