Partha Sarathy

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Partha Sarathy, "a former long-term Board member of The WILD Foundation and Chair of the 6th Word Wildeness Congress, has been involved in conservation both nationally as well as internationally for over four decades. Sarathy participated in the conservation movement in India for several years, at both Government and NGO levels - as an active protagonist of “Project Tiger,” among other initiatives. He founded the Bangalore office of the World Wildlife Fund and was elected its Chair, as a member of the National Board of WWF in Delhi, and as a representative for India at meetings of the International Board of WWF. He was later elected to the Board of IUCN and as Chair of its Commission on Education and Communication for nearly nine years, during which he established branches of IUCN's Commission on Education in East Africa and Eastern Europe. He was named Chair of the IUCN Task Force on the Asian Elephant and spear-headed the movement against Ivory Poaching. Sarathy also participated in the drafting of “Agenda 21” as a member of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was named a member of the United Nations University (Tokyo, Japan) Committee on Traditional Knowledge.

"Partha leads a very active life traveling all over the world carrying his missionary spirit towards the protection of the environment. He writes frequently, is a broadcaster, and an international award-winning film-maker. He was awarded the “Palm d' Orr” Award at the International Film Festival in Cannes, France, as well as the Foreign Press Association Award in the USA for Technical Direction of a feature film. Partha founded NatureScreen International, an international film festival organization which organizes film festivals on nature-related subjects all over the world. He also founded the International Environmental Film Festival organization in South Africa, and is involved with several other international film festivals. He lives with his wife, two children and two grand-daughters in Bangalore, India." [1]

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  1. Trustees, WILD Foundation, accessed November 13, 2007.