Honorary Santosh Martin

Vasundhara Mitra

Santosh Martin is the Executive Trustee of Sloth Bear Foundation, Bellary Environment and Wildlife Foundation. Wildlife has been his passion since childhood and he has always wanted to contribute towards the same. He is the current Honorary Wildlife Warden of Bellary district. He is responsible for the rediscovery of the Great Indian Bustards in Karnataka and along with his co-naturalist Samadand, put it back on the Bustard Map of Karnataka. He is responsible for the conservation of the Sangankallu hills, a Neolithic site near Bellary. He was part of a prehistoric archaeological programme, which excavated the Palaeolithic site in Jwalapuram (Andhra Pradesh) along with many Archaeologists and Paleo-anthropologists across the world. He is also setting up a dedicated pre-historic museum in Bellary in collaboration with the district administration.