From being a professional wildlife photographer and filmmaker, to being a wildlife conservationist, the transition may have seemed rather obvious to most. But for Belinda Wright, the turn of events happened at the cost of a deeply emotional loss. “It was when one of my favourite tigers went missing in the summer of 1994,” says Wright. Wright had come to know that a gang of poachers had been desperately looking for the tiger. “It was this incident that really motivated me to become a full time conservationist. I couldn’t believe that someone could do that to an animal,” she says.