Girish Arjun Punjabi received the Carl Zeiss Award for Wildlife Conservation in New Delhi on 10th of April 2015. This award was handed over by Shri. Suresh Prabhu, current Railway Minister of India. Mr. Valmik Thapar, renowned conservationist and writer and part of the selection committee for the awards, hosted the program for the evening.
The award ceremony was attended by many respected conservationists, including Dr. Raghu Chundawat, Belinda Wright, Prerna Bindra, Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh, Ravi Singh among others. Girish gave a short presentation about the Sahyadri Corridor project to the audience. In Girish's words, "I am extremely grateful to so many organisations and people who have supported me in my endeavour and hope to continue our good work into the future. I would like to dedicate this award to all those people who are working so hard to protect wildlife in Maharashtra's Sahyadris."
Other recipients of the award were Imran Siddique, Dr. Ashok Verma, Ovee Thorat, Saurabh Sawant, and Ramit Singal. You can find more about Zeiss at this link.
The Sahyadri corridor project
This blog is about activities from the Sahyadri corridor project. The blog aims to share our experiences, hopes, achievements, and frustrations while trying to thoughtfully conserve the northern Sahyadris. Do share your comments..