Biswajit Mohanty

Biswajit Mohanty

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Biswajit Mohanty is the Chairman of Greenpeace India.  A conservationist, Mohanty is currently the Secretary of Wildlife Society of Orissa and has been actively working for wildlife and enviro ...more

Biswajit Mohanty is the Chairman of Greenpeace India.  A conservationist, Mohanty is currently the Secretary of Wildlife Society of Orissa and has been actively working for wildlife and environment protection for almost three decades. He is currently working on study and mitigation of human elephant conflict in Odisha through community participation and control of trafficking of Pangolins. He has practised as a CA with 27 years of experience in taxation and audit and also holds a Ph.D in wildlife crime. Mohanty is a recipient of National RTI award for Bravery, (2010) from National RTI Alliance, Lucknow; Certificate of Appreciation (2001) from PETA, USA; Wildlife Service Award, (2001) from Sanctuary Asia-ABN Amro Bank; Ford Conservation and Environment Grant, (2001) for environmental protection; Times of India - Leadership Award, (2011) as Environmentalist; and Orissa Environment Society Award – Environmentalist of the Year, 2010.

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Posts by Biswajit Mohanty

THE INVISIBLE TIGERS OF ODISHA!
The Invisible Tigers Of Odisha!

Can we get back our tigers? It is very unlikely since the big cat population has plunged below the viability level.

The Giant Squirrel Haven: Protecting Biodiversity Of Odisha’s Barbara Is Essential
The Giant Squirrel Haven: Protecting Biodiversity Of Odisha’s Barbara Is Essential

Barbara was proposed as a sanctuary around two decades ago in view of its rich bird life and giant squirrel population. It will be better off as a community conservation reserve so that locals can...

‘Livingstone’ In Mahanadi
‘Livingstone’ In Mahanadi

One incident firmly etched in my mind was the encounter with a wolf whom we had once surprised at her den.

The Tiger Trail
The Tiger Trail

Tiger conservation in Odisha has been an unmitigated disaster since the last two decades! It is common knowledge that tigers are disappearing in the state despite vast forest coverage and comparably a low human population.

Dhole Asiatic Wild Dog In Odisha
The Sleek Hunters Of Barbara!

Dholes are extremely fast feeders and in no time can strip down a full grown sambhar to its bare bones. Their restless character prompts them to gulp down mouthfuls of meat before lopping away to...

Gahirmatha olive ridley
Riddle Of The Olive Ridleys In Odisha

Though mechanised fishing is banned at the congregation zones, every year thousands of turtles are killed due to illegal fishing due to lack of proper patrolling by the Forest Department.

Dongria Kondh in Niyamgiri
Niyamgiri – A Serendipity

Niyamgiri is the abode of the Dongria Kondh tribe, an endemic and unique tribal group whose population is less than 10,000.

The Incredible Wildlife Of Odisha
The Incredible Wildlife Of Odisha

Odisha’s incredible wildlife wealth needs to be preserved for the future so that our children become true inheritors of this state’s natural heritage.

Biswajit Mohanty is the Chairman of Greenpeace India.  A conservationist, Mohanty is currently the Secretary of Wildlife Society of Orissa and has been actively working for wildlife and environment protection for almost three decades. He is currently working on study and mitigation of human elephant conflict in Odisha through community participation and control of trafficking of Pangolins. He has practised as a CA with 27 years of experience in taxation and audit and also holds a Ph.D in wildlife crime. Mohanty is a recipient of National RTI award for Bravery, (2010) from National RTI Alliance, Lucknow; Certificate of Appreciation (2001) from PETA, USA; Wildlife Service Award, (2001) from Sanctuary Asia-ABN Amro Bank; Ford Conservation and Environment Grant, (2001) for environmental protection; Times of India - Leadership Award, (2011) as Environmentalist; and Orissa Environment Society Award – Environmentalist of the Year, 2010.

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