Belinda Wright

Belinda has spent her entire life in India working on wildlife issues, and is one of India's leading wildlife conservationists. She works actively to increase the dialogue & communication on Indian Wildlife conservation issues, especially Indian Tigers.Belinda spent her childhood in the Jungles of Bihar, particularly around the area now under Palamu Tiger Reserve. She saw her first wild tiger when she was 3 months old and photographed her first wild tiger when she was 16 years old.

She worked for many years with National Geographic and made films for BBC. In 1985 she won two Emmy Awards and 14 other major international awards for her National Geographic film 'Land of the Tiger'. To make this film she spent more than two years following the secret lives of wild tigers in Kanha Tiger Reserve and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

In 1994, she founded the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) with the aim of helping to avert India's wildlife crises by providing support and information to combat poaching and the escalating illegal wildlife trade - particularly wild tigers, for which Belinda has had a life long-passion. In her capacity as WPSI's Executive Director, she travels the length and breadth of India to assist and support conservation efforts and to help enforce the law. In June 2003, Belinda followed in the footsteps of her parents and was awarded an OBE for her "services to the protection of wildlife and endangered species in India".




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