Indrajit Ghorpade – Founder / Managing Trustee
Hailing from the Gajendragad branch of the Ghorpade family, he has deep rooted links with the Deccan plateau. The family, for centuries and over generations has an intimate and personal relationship with the land and its local communities. He has been invited to accept the post of Honorary Wildlife Warden of Koppal district by the Government of Karnataka. He has been appointed as Co Convener of the Hampi-Anegundi (World Heritage Site, chapter of INTACH.)
As a wildlife photographer, he has extensively travelled all over India and has focussed on the Deccan peninsula. He has knowledge and first-hand experience of the habitats, eco systems and heritage. Interacting and having grown up with renowned naturalists, researchers, policy makers and the local communities, he can relate to the issues on hand and the daunting task that is ahead. He has also been working on locating and collecting data of the last remaining habitats and remaining populations of endemic wildlife in Koppal district.
The project aims at conservation and management of endangered rare, and threatened major fauna including Indian Grey Wolf and associated species in Koppal district in North Karnataka and to secure their future by conservation and awareness programs.
Deccan Conservation Foundation is at the fore front of the efforts to conserve, preserve and protect this region’s natural heritage, wilderness and wildlife. We hope to get the support and involvement of the scientific community, local government bodies, opinion makers and grass root level communities in our conservation activities.Read More