On December 8, 2017, The Sanctuary #Wildlife Awards will honour some inspiring people who are dedicatedly, against all odds, fighting to save the vanishing wildlife and wild spaces. And among them, are some young people who are and will be the future of this good fight, we call conservation. Here we reminisce by remembering one such young hero, Roheet Karoo. Roheet is still haunted by the gruesome image of the dead #tiger he saw outside the Government Veterinarian Hospital in #Umred, near Tadoba in #Maharashtra when he was a young student in class seven. At that very moment, he decided that his life would be spent in defending this magnificent #cat. His connections with #nature were honed during school camps, wildlife trips and conservation talks that he would purposefully attend. By 2004, young Roheet had already begun to receive calls to rescue snakes and other wild animals that ran afoul of humans.
#Subsequent interactions with mentors, including Suhas Bokade, Pravin Nagdeote and Nitin Desai (a Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award winner), provided him the depth and horizons he needed to throw himself into fulltime wildlife conservation. The surveys and studies he has undertaken resulted in the declaration of the Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary, which has given the #Tadoba Tiger Reserve a much needed boost.
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