Ear to the Wild Foundation provides a responsible environmentally technological solution to the threats wildlife is increasingly facing in India
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Dr. MK Ranjitsinh
Dr. Ranjitsinh serves as an adviser to Ear to the Wild Foundation. As the prime architect of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of India 1972, he is one of the father’s of conservation in India, responsible for the birth of 8 national parks and 14 sanctuaries.
Among his many roles Dr. Ranjitsinh has served as Chairman of the Wildlife Trust of India. No body understands the threats facing India’s wildlife better than him and his expertise and experience are invaluable.
Dr Ranjitsingh is author of several books on Indian wildlife and conservation including - "The Indian Blackbuck" (1989), "Indian Wildlife" (1995), "Beyond the Tiger: Portraits of Asian Wildlife" (1997). He was awarded the Indian lifetime achievement award in 2014 for his work in conservation.
Prof. Michel André
Michel André is a Director of Ear to the Wild. His unparalleled expertise in the field of bioacoustics makes him the scientific engine behind EWF. As a Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona Tech (UPC), and the Founder and Director of the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB), Michel is a world leader in the field of bioacoustics and wildlife conservation.
Michel’s research includes the development of Acoustic Technologies for the control of noise pollution in the marine environment and the study of the biological and pathological impact of noise on wild organisms.
In 2002 Michel became a Rolex Laureate, receiving the ‘Rolex Award for Enterprise’, for the development of technical solutions to balance human marine interests and the conservation of ocean ecosystems, focusing on whales and dolphins.
In 2010 Michel founded SONSETC, Making Sense of Sounds, aimed at helping offshore industries be more environmentally responsible through limiting noise generated by their activities.
With EWF Michel is turning his expertise to efficiently help India marine and land based conservation projects.
Shagun is a Director of Ear to the Wild Foundation, and the passion behind our cause.
One of India’s leading chefs, travelling the world as India’s food ambassador, Shagun is incredibly dedicated to and enthusiastic about wildlife conservation. She believes that nothing is more important than helping people connect with nature.
Shagun intends to use her influence to promote EWF, raising awareness for how bioacoustics could help save wildlife across India.