Bittu Sahgal

Lifetime Achievement

An environmental activist and writer, Bittu Sahgal is the founding editor of Sanctuary Asia, Indias premier wildlife and ecology magazine. A member of the National Board for Wildlife of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, he has been associated with Project Tiger from its inception, and was greatly influenced by Dr. Salim Ali, the famous Birdman of India; Kailash Sankhala, the first Director of Project Tiger; and Fateh Singh Rathore, Field Director, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. He is also at the forefront of the battle to protect India from the worst impacts of climate change.