Talking Turtles : Turtle Tales

Nirmal Kulkarni

Nirmal Kulkarni

Nirmal Kulkarni is a well-known conservationist in Goa, whose fascination with snakes led him to become a snake handler and the unofficial go-to person for reptile emergencies in the neighbourhood when he was a teenager. Nirmal has been Goa’s youngest Hon. Wildlife...
Biswajit Mohanty

Biswajit Mohanty

Biswajit Mohanty is known for his work on olive ridley turtle conservation along the coast of Odisha. He was initially an accountant and became a wildlife enthusiast through visits to sanctuaries and parks with friends. He was not aware of sea turtles until the late...
Anne Wright and Belinda Wright

Anne Wright and Belinda Wright

In the 1960s, Anne Wright was one of the few prominent people involved in wildlife conservation in India. She was one of the founding trustees of WWF-India in the 1960s and a member of the Tiger Task Force commissioned by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to select tiger...
Bivash Pandav

Bivash Pandav

Bivash Pandav started studying sea turtles in Odisha as a researcher at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, in 1993. He was the first to conduct research on and report thousands of increasing ridley deaths that occurred as incidental catch in trawl fishing from...
BC Choudhury

BC Choudhury

As a young biologist, B.C. Choudhury was part of a turtle monitoring unit organised by Robert Bustard to count olive ridley turtles during an arribada. This was an experience that led him to pursue a career on crocodiles rather than turtles, because he wanted to...