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Resistance Radio - Guest: Bittu Sahgal - 07.13.18
Bittu Sahgal is the Founder of the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, Editor of Sanctuary Asia, India's first and largest circulating wildlife and ecology magazine and Founder-Editor of Sanctuary Cub, Indiaâ€™s oldest and only wildlife magazine for children. He has been closely involved with Project Tiger since its inception in the 1970s, and has spent over four decades writing about conservation issues in books, magazines and newspapers in both English and regional languages. He has also produced 30 wildlife documentaries, and led national and international environmental campaigns across media platforms, including social media. He created Kids for Tigers, a conservation programme for school children that has reached over a million children and has run continuously for almost two decades.He has served on a range of government and non-government organisation boards and committees over the last 30 years, including the National Board for Wildlife (Government of India), the IUCN (World Conservation Union), The Wild Foundation (U.S.A) and the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. He works with policymakers, social workers, economists and scientists at the tri-junction of biodiversity, climate change and economics, speaking at national and international platforms in support of wilderness conservation while continuing to spearhead the work of the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.
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