Jay Mazoomdaar, Delhi
Vasundhara Jeevan Gaurav
Jay Mazoomdaar’s Sariska Expose and the subsequent investigative series on India’s conservation failures marked a milestone in environmental journalism and impacted a series of decisions at the highest levels. In the following years, Mazoomdaar broke several stories that brought accountability and transparency to the governmental machinery and influenced public policy. From poaching to forest rights, management to science, man-animal conflict to land use, climate politics to forest economics, Mazoomdaar continues to set standards for responsible and intelligent environmental journalism. Now an independent professional, free of institutional pressure, Mazoomdaar divides his time between writing and making films on a range of issues close to his heart.