Outlook Speakout 2018: Belinda Wright explains why the timing of PM Modi's Environment Award at UN doesn't coexist with India's ground reality
Belinda Wright is a wildlife photographer and wildlife conservationist. She is the Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India. Before turning to full time conservation work in 1994, she was a wildlife photographer and an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker who worked for many years for National Geographic. She has pioneered investigations into the illegal wildlife trade in the Indian Subcontinent and has been instrumental in the arrest of hundreds of wildlife criminals. She was awarded the O.B.E. in 2003 for services to the protection of wildlife in India. She received the Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award in 2005, and was elected an Ashoka Senior Fellow in 2009.