Awards and Recognition

The long-term conservation work of Wildlife First’s trustees has been widely recognized. In December, 2015, the Union Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar honored all the trustees of Wildlife First for their conservation efforts in the presence of the Union Minister Shri Ananth Kumar at a public program organized by Adamya Chetana. The following are some of the other awards and recognition received:

K.M. Chinnappa
- CNN-IBN Real Heroes Award - 2009
- Sanctuary - ABN Amro Life time Achievement Award - 2004
- Esso Life time Achievement Award - 2000
- Tiger Link Bagh Sevak Lifetime Award - 1995
Praveen Bhargav
- Times of India’s 25 Future Leaders list - 2012
- Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award - 2006
- Esso Honour for Tiger Conservation 2000
Thamoo Poovaiah
- Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award - 2011
Niren Jain
- Carl Zeiss Roll of Honour Award - 2004
- Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award - 2004
- Honorary Wildlife Warden, Dakshina Kannada District - 2012