Shekar Dattatri

2004 Associate Laureate, Environment
India, Born 1963

shekar.dattatri@gmail.com

New film examines plight of people living in India’s protected forests

April 24, 2015

Indian conservationist and Rolex Laureate Shekar Dattatri, known for his award-winning films about his country’s animal life, is focusing his next film on the many thousands of Indians living in protected forests, the challenges they face and the degradation of natural habitats that they inadvertently cause. ...

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Defending India’s last wild places

December 20, 2012

At the age of 10, when most children are playing with toys, Shekar Dattatri spent hours watching ants, squirrels and birds in his neighbourhood in the city of Chennai in south India. Naturalist and writer Gerald Durrell’s unique insight into the animal kingdom and the engaging humour...

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Counting tigers on YouTube

May 27, 2009

Conservationists, park rangers and anyone interested in tigers can now have Internet access to a practical guide to estimating the numbers of wild tigers and their prey. This information, necessary for tiger conservation, is in video format thanks to film-maker Shekar Dattatri and the India Program of the Wildlife...

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