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That’s an interesting title for a feature, isn’t it? Well, it indeed is and what better than this week, which is going to witness International Women’s Day, and we decided to share it with our sincere readers who are always coming back to us to read women-centric features…
We found it on one of the web portals, Mid-day and felt it’so apt as rarely we have seen people talking about women from the field of wildlife, and these are sure doing and contributing to the wild in the most amazing ways as possible. Cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty can be seen (in the link) featuring ‘women in wild’ and their brief profile. It’s a beautiful illustration (not included in this feature for copyright reasons) and we are bringing the detailed discription of a few in this article…
Wildlife Biologist Tiasa Adhya
A wildlife biologist by training and a conservationist at heart, Tiasa Adhya’s persistent efforts to highlight the plight of the fishing cat and address problems of habitat destruction, conflict and retaliatory killings in West Bengal are truly commendable. Her goal is to take a conscious ethical stand for conservation of the only tropical wetland felid in South Asia – the fishing cat.
Forest Guard Kiran Pathija
She’s a forest guard in Gir, and worked through most of her pregnency scouring the forests. What goes in here credits is saving 19 lions, including a mother who created a record by delivering 5 cubs all of whom survived. In an interview with a leading daily she revealed that she worked through most of her pregnancy, and was riding her bike well into her third trimester.
Conservator Aparajita Datta
She is Green Oscar winner, known as the pioneer in Hornbill conversation, and she has helped conserve two species of hornbills out of the 5 different ones that can be found in the zoologically unexplored and unprotected Eastern Himalayas. Dr. Datta has been working in this area for more than two decades now…
Now that’s one fantastic inspiration for a busy Monday, what say readers?