Get Inspired with Wild Women


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…

Forest guards carrying wooden sticks patrol the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Sasan, in the western Indian state of Gujarat December 1, 2014. The sanctuary, which is home to India's Asiatic lions, occupies an area of 1,412 square km and employed female guards, for the first time in the country, back in 2007. According to one of the female guards, they earn a monthly salary of around $148 for working almost 12 hours a day, six days a week. Picture taken December 1, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR4H8SB
Picture taken December 1, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee 

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?