For the first time in
The symposium was inaugurated by Hon Minister for Forests & Environment Shri Mangubhai Patel by lighting the ceremonial lamp. Mr.
List of speeches delivered on 27th Feb. 2007
“Bio-diversity & its Conservation in
“Saving Endangered Species” - Mr. Don Hunt, Chairman,
“Conservation of Asiatic Lion” – Mr.
“Conserving & Managing the Habitat in the Sanctuaries” – Dr. S A Chauhan (Ex-PCCF, GFD)
“Vulture Conservation” – Mr C N Pandey, Director, GEER Foundation. GFD
“Population Monitoring of Tigers & Lions” – Dr. Y D Jhala, Scientist, Wildlife Institute of
“Population Census Monitoring & Behavioral Ecology of Lions” – Dr. Stephanie Dloniak, Head – Mara Carnivore Conservation
“Conservation of Endangered Species” – Dr. M K Ranjitsinhji, Chairman, Wildlife Trust of
“An Introduction to disease in wild animals” – Dr Roger S Windsor, M.B.E. who has also worked with Joe & George Adamsons of Born Free fame.
List of Speeches delivered on 28th Feb 2007:
“Man – Animal Conflict in Gir Sanctuary” – Mr. H S Singh , CF, Research, GFD
“Man – Animal Conflict in Elephants” – Ms. Winni Kiiru, Project Incharge,
“Conservation through Mass Education” – Ms. Stefanie Powers, William Holden Wildlife Foundation, Mount Kenya, W/o Late Mr. William Holden and Holywood actress
“Reproduction aids for Endangered Species” – Dr. Betsy L Dresser, Vice-President & Director (Research), Audubon Centre for Reproduction Research in Endangered Species, New Orleans, U.S.A
“You need more than Medicine – Some thoughts on Animal Survival” – Dr. Roger Windsor, MBE
“A presentation on Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary” – Negi H. S., CF,
“Importance of Animal Shelters for Endangered Species” – Ms Iris Hunt,
“Translocation of large Mammals” – Ms. Winni Kiiru, Project Incharge,
Introduction of speakers
Don Hunt is Chairman of Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. Don Hunt helped save two species of animals which would have become extinct otherwise from
She is the founder of Mount Kenya Animal Orphanage – a much needed, privately funded animal shelter and refuge for all and any wild animals with special needs.
Dr. Betsey L. Dresser:
Dr. Dresser is an internationally renowned animal reproductive physiologist. She is director of
Dr. Roger S. Windsor MBE
He is consultant to Governments of several countries on Veterinary Science and its branches. He is widely acknowledged as GURU with experience of 40+ years in veterinary sciences. He has designed and equipped some of the foremost veterinary hospitals ranging from
He is Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) for Gir forest since last about six years. Due to his expert management and guidance population of Asiatic Lion has shown steady growth and conservation of biodiversity of Gir has been noteworthy.
Ms. Stefanie Powers
She is founder member and Chairman of The William Holding Wildlife Foundation. By profession she is an
Dr. Stephanie Dloniak
She is director of The Mara Carnivore Conservation Project. She holds a dual PhD in Zoology and Ecology. She did her doctorate on Spotted Hyenas in
Ms. Winnie Kiiru
She is director of ‘Man-Animal Conflict’ project at
Shri S. A. Chauhan:
Shri Santak kumar A. Chauhan is Ex-Principal Chief Conservator of
Dr. Y D Jhala:
Kishore Kotecha’s comments: