Award winning journalist Bahar Dutt is considered as one of the foremost voices for the environment in India. She is trained as a conservation biologist- and has worked as an Environment Editor with India’s leading English newschannel CNN-News18 and has won over 12 national and international awards for her reportage on green issues. Her hard hitting investigative stories have led to the shut down of an illegal mine in Goa and a shopping mall on a river bed.
She is the author of two books Green wars with Harper Collins ( 2010) and Rewilding in India with Oxford University press (2019) . She also runs a Youtube show called Earth Talks for the Observer Research Foundation
My research interests revolve around how effective communication can lead to behaviour change thats good for the Planet. I have worked in the past with non pastoral nomadic communities such as the Bawarias and the kalbeliyas in Rajasthan . I am particularly interested in the cross pollination of academic disciplines of conservation biology and sociology.
Ramnath Goenka Award
Wildscreen Award, UK for best film in news category , The Last Dance of the Sarus
Wildlife Film Award at CMS Vatavaran for Saving the Ganga Documentary
Sanskriti Award for Community Service work with snake charmers