This opinion was published in The Ecologist on May 22, 2017.
About the Authors
Debadityo is a Senior Resident Fellow working in the area of Environment. He is leading projects related to implementation of key legislations and judgments dealing with environmental protection and restitution. He graduated with B.Sc.(Hons) in Zoology from University of Delhi in 2009 and completedM.Sc.(Tech.) Environmental Science & Technology from Banaras Hindu University in 2012. He has also undertaken a training from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in Tropical Forest Restoration in 2016. He has over 8 years of professional experience in issues related to environmental protection and has worked with organizations like Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment, WWF-India, Wildlife Trust of India and several grassroots organizations. He is founder and trustee of Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation (since 2012), and Board Member of EKOenergy network, Helsinki (since 2015). In the past, he has received fellowships like Environment Equity and Justice Partnership (2011) and Duleep Matthai Nature Conservation Fellowship (2017). He has recieved the Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award' (2019) for his contribution to conservation of lesser known wildlife habitats in Uttar Pradesh. Debadityo has initiated several litigations in the National Green Tribunal on issues related to environmental clearance, declaration of eco-sensitive zones and compensation for environmental damage.
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