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Samik Gupta is the founder of Nature India Group, Executive Editor, 'Nature Indian', Principal Faculty of NIIES and the Project Commissioner, RBRF, who is honored by the IUCN-CEC (International Union for Conservation of Nature -Commission on Education and Communication) as the south Asia member from West Bengal, since 2007. Samik is a naturalist and internationally known as 'wildlifer'. He is the elder son of late Dr.Sukumar Gupta and late Dr.(Mrs.) Ira Gupta. His interest on Nature & Wildlife has been deep-rooted since his childhood. He has started his career as a photojournalist in late 80s. Later his profession, as well as the passion virtually merged and turned him to a famous wildlife writer, author, documentary filmmaker, educator and desperate stake holder on extension of biodiversity conservation in India. He has written 4 books, more than 600 articles, theme papers, observation reports both in Bengali and English language. On the other hand, he has produced 25 documentary films along with commissioning several state level projects on biodiversity conservation and extension of eco-education in West Bengal. The projects SEED (Support Enhancement for Eco-Development), ETIS (Eco-Tourism Initiatives for the Students), SAPNE (Students Awareness Program on Nature and Environment) and NASA (Notional Area of Scientific Aforestation) are absolutely reward to his credential. Samik is the founder of NIIES (Nature Indian Institute of Ecological Sciences) to promote new generation conservationists by conducting training courses on applied ecology and wildlife. ...visit In addition to that, he is also the founder of RBRF (Rural Bengal Biospheric Research Foundation) and launched the project named SFWS (Social Support Scheme for the Fishing Women of Sundarbans). ...visit

Samik was acclaimed by the hon’ble President of India in the year 2000, for his vast research work on West Bengal forest and wildlife. The Hon’ble Speaker of the Indian Parliament Mr. Somnath Chatterjee mentioned him as a “crusader of conservation” in the year 2010.

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