Speakers

Bahar Dutt
Conservation Biologist and Environmental Journalist

Ms Bahar Dutt Conservation Biologist and Environmental Journalist Bahar Dutt is a wildlife conservationist by training. She has worked for the last ten years on crucial wildlife conservation projects in India and abroad. She has many scientific and popular papers on wildlife conservation to her credit and has done studied a highly endangered Amazonian primate species at the world famous Jersey Zoo, set up by naturalist Gerald Durrell and was involved in assessing the conditions for release of endangered primate in the Amazon forests. She spent seven years with Bahelias, or snake charmers, across Haryana and Rajasthan combining their knowledge into public performances and education without the use of snakes. At CNN-IBN, she has traversed the length and breadth of India’s wilderness and highlighted the underbelly of Indian politics, business, and the wildlife trade. Her reports on mining and the sell-out of forests and biodiversity by politicians and corporates have been instrumental in exposing the corruption that undermine the ecological security of this country. She has over 10 awards to her credit including the Ramnath Goenka Award in 2006, the Wildscreen Award, UK and the Young Environment Journalist Award 2007.