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  • 8/8/2019 Sessions Sheet for the Second Royal Bengal Tiger Consultation


    ROYAL BENGAL TIGER LAST AND FINAL CALLOrganisers: Sanctuary Asia, Wildlife Conservation Trust and TOFT

    Working Sessions Day One

    October 18, 2008:10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Registration and introduction

    Welcome and Opening remarks: Hemendra Kothari, Chairman, WCTIntroduction: Bittu Sahgal and Julian MatthewsRelease of Indian Industry and Climate Change Green Industry is SmartIndustrypaper by Digvijay Singh, General Secretary, Congress Working Committee

    11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. First Working Session

    STATUS OF CRITICAL TIGER HABITATSChair: Digvijay Singh, Member of Parliament (10 minute presentations)1. National Tiger Conservation Authority Dr. Rajesh Gopal2. The science of the all-India tiger estimation Dr. Y. V. Jhala3. Rajasthan R.N. Mehrotra, PCCF & CWW4. Madhya Pradesh Dr. H.S. Pabla, PCCF & CWW

    5. Uttarakhand S. Chandola,CWW1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Lunch Break

    2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Second Working Session

    COMMUNITIES, TOURISM & TIGERSChair: V.P. Singh, Member of Parliament(10 minute presentations)1. Can tourism protect tigers?

    Julian Matthews, Chairman, Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT)2. Can community-owned tourism help expand tiger habitats?

    Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh, Eminent Field Biologist3. Four-point plan to protect tigers the Corbett Experience

    Rajiv Bhartari, Additional Secretary, Uttarakhand Tourism4. Monitoring forest restoration by community-driven tourism

    Dr.Anish Andheria, Sanctuary Asia /Invision GreenTEA BREAK

    5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Third Working Session

    CLIMATE CHANGE & BIODIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES ANDTHREATSChair:B. Sridhar, Bengal Tiger Line(10 minute presentations)1. Biodiversity conservation, climate change and development

    Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia magazine2. Naturenomics having your cake and eating it too

    Samir Menon, Nature First3. Role of natural regeneration in climate mitigation

    Dr. Raghu Chundawat and Joanna Van Gruisen

    N.B. Forest-carbon offsetting worries: 1. Commercial plantations may beharvested. 2. Restored forests may be lost to fires, diseases, developmentalprojects or encroachments. 3. Local communities could become conservationvictims, or may be asked to vacate their lands when their farms are replacedby forests. Potential strategies: 1. Restored landscapes be given legal protection.2. Forest Cooperatives to ensure benefits flow to local communities.3. A basket of benefits ranging from carbon credits, voluntary carbon offsets,tourism revenues, state schemes and benefactor funds to be channeled tocommunities through public-private partnerships. (Source: Invision Green)

    Working Sessions Day Two

    October 19, 2008:Introduction:Bittu Sahgal and Hemendra Kothari10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fourth Working Session

    WINNING LOCAL SUPPORT AGAINST POACHERSChair: Brijendra Singh, Member, National Board for Wildlife(10 minute presentations)1. Carnivores in the fringes of critical tiger habitats

    Quamar Quereshi, Scientist and Field Biologist, WII2. The wildlife trade hard realities

    Ashok Kumar, WTI3. Farms to forests an anti-poaching strategy

    Fateh Singh Rathore, Tiger Watch(Open Session 20 minutes)

    11 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Fifth Working SessionROLE OF TOURISM IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONChair: Rajpal Singh, Member, Rajasthan State Wildlife Board(10 minute presentations)1. South African wildlife tourism lessons for India

    Dr. H.S. Pabla, PCCF & CWW2. The Phinda Model protecting corridors and fringe habita

    Sarath Champati, Head Naturalist, Taj/CC Africa2. Harmonising communities and tourism for tigers

    Dilip Khatau, Corbett Foundation3. Wildlife tourism code of conduct/certification

    Abhishek Behl, Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT)(Open Session 80 minutes)

    1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Lunch Break2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Sixth Working Session

    FORESTS, CARBON AND CLIMATE CHANGEChair: Ranjit Barthakur(Five minute carbon case studies)1. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve2. Corbett Tiger Reserve3. Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve4. Kaziranga Tiger Reserve(Open Session 20 Minutes)

    3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Seventh Working Session


    Chair and keynote: Kapil Sibal, Minister, Science and TechnologyForests and climate change financial realitiesBharat Bhushan, Financial Adviser, MoEF


    5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Conclusions and Recommendations

    Chair: Tarun Tejpal, Editor, TehelkaPanel: Bittu Sahgal, Hemendra Kothari, Julian Matthews and B. Sridhar

    6.15 p.m. Private screening of the film The 11th Hour

    Workshop location: Shri Ram School, D-3, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110 057. R.S.V.P.: Meenakshi 09873843575, Madhu Bhatnagar 09818656988For further information, contact: SanctuaryMagazine, 146, Pragati Industrial Estate, N. M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (E), Mumbai 400 011. Tel.: (022) 2301 6848 / 2301 6849

  • 8/8/2019 Sessions Sheet for the Second Royal Bengal Tiger Consultation



    V.P. Singh, Member of ParliamentParmesh Chandra, Additional Chief Secretary, RajasthanR. Mehrotra, CWW, RajasthanR. S. Shekhawat, FD, Ranthambhore Tiger ReserveSunayan Sharma, DFO, Sariska Tiger ReserveRajesh Gupta, FD, Keoladeo Ghana National Park


    P.B. Gangopadhyay, P.C.C.F.H.S. Pabla, CWW, Madhya PradeshN.S. Dungriyal, FD, Satpura Tiger ReserveH.S. Negi, FD, Pench Tiger Reserve

    Aseem Shrivastav, FD, Bandhavgarh Tiger ReserveR.P. Singh, FD, Kanha Tiger Reserve


    S. Chandola, CWW, UttarakhandDigvijay Singh Khati, Chief Conservator of Forests &

    CEO, Bamboo & Fibre BondS.S. Rasaily, FD, Rajaji National ParkVinod Kumar Singhal, FD, Corbett Tiger ReserveRajiv Bhartari, Additional Secretary, Tourism, Uttarakhand


    Bharat Bhushan, Financial Adviser, MoEFRajesh Gopal,

    Member Secretary, National Tiger ConservationAuthority of India

    A.K. Goyal, Joint Secretary, MoEFAnmol Kumar, DIG, MoEFR.H. Khawaja, Additional Secretary, MoEFM.B. Lal, Additional DGF (Wildlife), MoEF

    J.M. Mauskar, Additional Secretary, MoEFP.R. Mohanty, DGF & Special Secretary, MoEFSudhir Mittal, Joint Secretary, MoEF

    Dr. B.P. Neelratna, Joint Secretary, MoEFG.K. Prasad, Additional DGG (FC), MoEFBir Singh Parsheera, Additional Secretary, MoEFHem Kumar Pandey, Joint Secretary, MoEFRajani Ranjan Rashmi, Joint Secretary, MoEFVijai Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and ForestsR.K. Vaish, Joint Secretary, MoEFShilabhadra Banerjee, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism

    Alka Jha, Private Secretary, Ministry of TourismLeena Nandan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of TourismD. Ravi, Private Secretary, Ministry of Tourism

    Avinash Dikshit, Private Secretary, Ministry of Scienceand Technology

    Sanjeev Nair, Joint Secretary (A), Ministry of Scienceand Technology

    T. Ramasami, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology

    Arun Sharma, Joint Secretary & FA, Ministry of Scienceand Technology

    N.K. Joshi, Member (representative of MoEF),Central Empowered Committee

    Dr. B.R. Sharma, Member Secretary, Central Zoo AuthorityMahendra Vyas,

    Member (NGO), Central Empowered CommitteeAnsar Ahmad, Inspector General of Forests, MoEF, IGFDr. R.B. Lal, IGF (Wildlife)

    A.N. Prasad, IGF (Project Elephant)K.B. Thampi, IGF


    Kiran Desai, Centre for Environment EducationAbhishek Behl, Travel Operators for TigersJulian Matthews, Travel Operators for TigersDr. Anish Andheria, SanctuaryAsiaPrerna Bindra, TehelkaKrishnendu Bose, Fluid Head FilmsSarath Champati, Head Naturalist, TAJ/CC AfricaDivyabhanusinh Chavda, WWF-IndiaRavi Chellam,

    Wildlife Conservation Society India (WCS) Juhi Choudhary, CNN-IBNBahar Dutt, CNN-IBN Express Trade TaskPoonam and Harsh Dhanwatey, TRACT, Member of

    Maharashtra State Board for WildlifeDebi Goenka, Conservation Action TrustDharmendra Khandal, Tiger WatchDilip Khatau, Corbett FoundationHemendra Kothari, Wildlife Conservation Trust

    Ashok Kumar, Wildlife Trust of IndiaSmitu Kothari, Lokayan

    Joydip Kundu, SanctuaryAsiaAshutosh Mahadevia, Tiger WatchTyke Malhotra, SanskaraVivek Menon, Wildlife Trust of India,Milind Pariwakam, Wildlife Trust of IndiaVinit Pathak, Managing Director, Invision GreenFateh Singh Rathore, Tiger WatchKishor Rithe, Satpuda FoundationBittu Sahgal, Sanctuary AsiaGyan Sarin, Corbett FoundationP.K. Sen, Ranthambhore FoundationKirat Singh, Kids for TigersVishal Singh, Royal Expeditions & Director, TOFT IndiaRavi Singh, WWF-India

    B. Sridhar, Bengal Tiger Line,Pavan Sukhdev, Chairman, Green India States TrustTarun Tejpal, TehelkaBelinda Wright, WPSI


    Tom Alter, Actor and ConservationistNeelesh Agrawhal,

    Lodge Operator, Kanha Lodge AssociationMadhu Bhatnagar, Teacher, Shri Ram SchoolLokeesh Bagga and Lovleen Sagar, DMC Sita Travel/KuoniVikram Singh Bal, Wildlife Photographer and Filmmaker

    Ashish & Shanthi Chandola, Wildlife FilmmakersDr. Raghu Chundawat, Field BiologistMilind Deora, Member of ParliamentNikhil Devasar, DelhiBird and Wildlife PhotographerRitwick Dutta, Wildlife Lawyer

    Bikram Grewal, Author and Publisher Joanna Van Gruisen, Author and ConservationistSuhail Gupta, DMC, Safari Tours and TravelDr. A.J.T. Johnsingh, Eminent ScientistDr. Y.V. Jhala, Wildlife Institute of IndiaKabir Kumar Mustafi, FRSARavi Kalra, DMC Travel InnRavi Kumar, DMC Banyan ToursKaiulanee Lee, Stage Actor and Environmental ActivistMike Pandey, Wildlife FilmmakerRaj Panjwani, Advocate


    Directed by Nadia Connors and Leila ConnersPeterson and narrated by Academy Award

    Nominee, Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivatingdocumentary explores the perilous state of