Anant Hegde Ashisara
Ashisara is involved in protection of environment, especially, Western Ghats, a World Heritage site and he is Chairman, Western Ghat Task Force. He is also convener of Vriksh Laksha Andolan, a group of people from Malenadu dedicated to protect environment. He is involved in people’s movement against mining activities in and around Ambaragudda hill range of Western Ghats located in Shimoga District, Karnataka. He has put efforts to get arboreal heritage tag to 10 old trees of Karnataka. He expressed concern over safety of nuclear energy in the wake of damage experienced by nuclear power projects in Japan tsunami (2010).