Dr M K Ranjitsinh – Emeritus Member of the Board

For the last half a century, Dr MK Ranjitsinh has been at the forefront of shaping conservation strategies for not only the flagship species but also for key habitats in India. One of his greatest contributions to wildlife conservation was the framing of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, that laid the foundation for India’s wildlife movement. He was the Member Secretary of the task force that put together Project Tiger.

His other significant achievements have been the key role he played in the first ever successful relocation of a village from inside a Protected Area, notification of over eight national parks and 11 wildlife sanctuaries and also the successful captive breeding and release programmes for all three species of Indian crocodilians.