Our vision at Last Wilderness Foundation is an India with a vibrant and eternal natural heritage, which is respected and protected by its people.
We have made it our mission to increase awareness about India’s wildlife, its forests and the plight of its tribal populations, to provide assistance to various individuals and organisations (governmental or otherwise) in their battle to conserve its natural heritage and to be actively involved in the sustainable development of the villages and tribal settlements in the peripheries of its forests.
Meet The Team
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
An avid wildlife photographer, he has been documenting the forests and wildlife of the Indian subcontinent since his first sighting of a tiger in 1997. In 2010, he quit as Head of India Equities at Citigroup Global Markets, to pursue his passion for wildlife conservation. He remains an Equities Trader and Investor by profession.
Vidya, a Commerce graduate, went on to pursue her true calling after 13 years of corporate career. She has been deeply interested in wildlife and a special interest in butterflies. She has also travelled various parts of India and shares a deep concern for conservation issues and contributes her services for the cause on every given opportunity.
An experienced naturalist, he has a keen interest in engaging with people, especially children, in matters of nature education and human-wildlife conflict. With over 15 years of experience, he joined LWF in April 2022.
Indrabhan Singh Bundela
Indrabhan is a Post graduate in History. He carries a strong 10 years of work experience in the field of conservation, especially with the Pardhi Community in Panna. He has also conducted several awareness and education programmes during this tenor. Prior to joining LWF, he was working with WWF-India.
FIELD CO-ORDINATOR (KUNO)
Passionate about documenting wildlife through videos and a keen environmental journalist, he lives in a village close to Kuno National Park. He works on implementation of village awareness programmes, addressing conflict situations in villages and reporting wildlife news in a timely manner.
FIELD CO-ORDINATOR (KUNO)
Sonu Verma lives in Birpur, a village in Kuno National Park in Sheopur district. His love for the forest and wildlife was instilled while working with WWF. He takes pride in contributing to the conservation of wildlife and is eager to help in any way possible.
Sitalaxmi is a post graduate in Commerce. With a total work experience of 20 years, she is a hardworking, highly organised & result oriented professional.
FIELD CO-ORDINATOR (PANNA)
A teacher by profession before joining LWF, Manish Rawat is as passionate about teaching children as he is about the environment. He was introduced to conservation through environmental awareness program by Panna Tiger Reserve and has been a resource person in the camp for many years.