Belinda Wright: A Lifetime with Wildlife in India

Belinda Wright: A Lifetime with Wildlife in India



Belinda Wright OBE is a prominent wildlife photographer and conservationist in India, and the Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India.

Belinda has spent her entire life in India working on wildlife issues and is one of India's leading wildlife conservationists. She works actively to increase the dialogue and communication on Indian wildlife conservation issues, especially Indian tigers.

In 1994, she founded the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) with the aim of helping to avert India's wildlife crises by providing support and information to combat poaching and the escalating illegal wildlife trade, particularly wild tigers. In June 2003, Belinda was appointed an OBE for her "services to the protection of wildlife and endangered species in India".

In this lecture Belinda will tell the story of growing up in India’s wild places, in a house full of animals including a tiger and leopard cub! Her love for nature and wildlife was established early in childhood at the skirt of her mother Anne Wright, the founder trustee of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and her father Bob Wright OBE who, dedicated his life to serving British citizens in India and served on the boards of various Charitable Trusts and the Historical Cemeteries Association. Bob’s love of nature was nurtured by establishing the famous Kipling Camp in the jungles of Kanha National Park which Belinda now calls home.

Finally Belinda will also recount her experiences as a wildlife activist and a wildlife crime sleuth to help prevent poaching.



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When: Saturday 29th July 2017

Time: Doors open at 12:30. Talk starts at 13:00.

Where: The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF

    

 


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