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Belinda Wright: From A Wildlife Photographer To A Conservationist

Wildlife photographer and conservationist Belinda Wright's approach to the growing human-wildlife conflict is one of coexistence.

Belinda Wright: From A Wildlife Photographer To A Conservationist
Photograph by Jitender Gupta
Belinda Wright: From A Wildlife Photographer To A Conservationist
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2018-10-09T14:42:33+05:30

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.

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