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About us

The Tourism & Wildlife Society of India (TWSI) is a non- government and non profit- making organisation. It was established 30 years ago. The Founder President was
The princess (present Queen Mother), Ms. Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, who has always taken a keen interest in wildlife conservation. Ranthambhor Tiger Reserve was once her personal game park .

  • President: Samar Singh (also President of World Pheasant Association – India)
  • Hon Secretary: Harsh Vardhan
  • Joint Secretary: Prahlad Singh.
  • Treasurer: Vishwambhar Modi.

Advisers

  • Mr. David A. Ferguson and Mr. Edward J. Mc Crea, once with the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
  • Dr. George Archibald, Co Founder of International Crane Foundation (USA).
  • Ms. Heather and Mr. Brad Johnson from US Fish & Wildlife Service (shore bird project).
  • Dr. Rajkumari Williamson Jones, a Scientist and Conservationist from UK and Dr. Tom Jones, a Scientist and Industrialist from UK.
  • Mr. N.R. Kothari, representing Jal Mahal Resorts Pvt Ltd (JMRPL), the private agency initiating conservation of Man Sagar Lake.
  • Mrs. Anila Kothari, representing JMRPL (as above) and the person behind Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Jaipur.

 

Publications

This Group has published regular Newsletters to accompany each annual Bird Fair as well as several books :


(i)        Bustards in Decline by Paul Goriup and Harsh Vardhan, (1983)
(ii)       Ranthambhore Pug Marks by Harsh Vardhan and T.K. Bapna, (1988)
(iii)      Birds in Periyar by Andrew Robertson and Michael P.A. Jackson,(1993)

Its members have contributed to numerous journals, periodicals and news papers on conservation related issues.

Representation on Committees devoted to conservation

  • Harsh Vardhan, Hony. Secretary, has been Member of several Committees of the Ministry of Environment & Forest in the Government of India, and is presently Member of the Rajasthan State Wildlife Advisory Board; also served as Advisor to the University of Rajasthan for setting up a separate Department for Human Ecology.

  • Samar Singh, President, has been Member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force to inquire in to the reasons of extinction of Tigers in Sariska and to suggest Tiger Conservation all over the country, Director at numerous conservation organizations, former Secretary to Government of India and also former Secretary General of WWF – India. Is a renowned writer, having several books to his credit.
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