An Insight into Wildlife Awards
Everyone knows what role wildlife plays in our lives and protecting them is the need of the hour. Wildlife holidays in India is one thing one wants to experience once in a lifetime and it is an opportunity to show the world how rich our country’s flora and fauna is. With tourism being an important part of India lately, it also helps in spreading awareness about the need for protection of the animals and how every person can contribute to it. Many people are working day and night just to ensure that no harm is caused to the animals and their wildlife in any way and what measures one can take to stop them from becoming extinct.
The current situation of wildlife is something which is not hidden from anyone and every other day news about conserving the forests and protecting the wilderness of country flashes on the television screen, but this situation is still better than the situation earlier where there was a fear that the tigers will become extinct because of the sudden decline in their population. These people who leave no stone unturned for the benefit of wildlife are our wildlife superheroes and needs to be recognized by the world for the immense work they do and the efforts they put in, for that wildlife awards were introduced to motivate more people to come forward and work towards the betterment of the society.
Some of the important wildlife awards
1. CONSERVATION OF WILD SPECIES
In this category of awards, there are two awards, one for the enterprise of the individuals and the other for the institutions who put in all their effort for the conservation of wild animals and also for restoration of their habitat. Other than that they ensure proper management and working in their field for a strong impact. Someone who is doing this work for a tenure of 5 years can apply for this award.
2. BEST BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
This award is presented to that one biodiversity management committee who worked so hard every day in generating awareness among people, introducing alternate and sustainable ways of using resources, protection of the environment and beautifully documenting the biological resources. The respective State Biodiversity board nominates the best for this award, keeping the things they are doing in mind and also the duties and responsibilities that they have to fulfill according to Biodiversity Act 2002, and Rules 2004.
3. AMRITA DEVI BISHNOI WILDLIFE PROTECTION AWARD
This is one of the most prestigious wildlife awards and is awarded to an individual or an institution who has worked courageously and excellently in protecting the wildlife in rural areas in any way possible.
4. RAJIV GANDHI WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AWARD
This award is given to those who have gone an extra mile to conserve the valuable wildlife and had a huge impact and role in the protection of wild species. They have outdone themselves and have towards the upliftment of the animal population.
5. J. PAUL GETTY AWARD FOR CONSERVATION FELLOWSHIP
This award was first introduced in 1974 and the objective behind this award is to motivate and acknowledge people to contribute towards the conservation of the environment and development of it in future. This award is presented to that person who, with his/her leadership qualities made an impact in the conservation of both the environment and wildlife on a global level.
6. SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
This award is presented to the enterprise of individuals or the institution who have worked for more than 5 years towards efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, ways of managing them in a proper way.
Awards are a way of acknowledging the outstanding work that people and organizations do in different field of work, be it wildlife, medicine, scientific or any other. Wildlife holidays in India are not only for enjoying the trip but also gives people an opportunity to do a little for conservation and protection of the wildlife because if they become extinct and endangered then we will be losing the beauty of our country and it will also have a great impact on the biodiversity.