“A picture is worth a thousand words"

Photography has developed as a powerful medium to empower conservation. Photography has served this role since the 1860s, although not widely acknowledged as such. A notable example ar the powerful images of Carleton Watkins which were successfully used to stimulate the establishment of Yosemite National Park in 1864 and William Henry Jackson and Ansel Adams who advocated for expansion and continued funding of the park.

​Structure of the IUCN Red list categories (http://www.iucnredlist.org)

I have witnessed some of those species facing conservation threats during my various travels to national parks and tiger reserves across India. The IUCN Red List offer scientific validation for what one has observed and also brings to fore trends one may have failed to notice over the years. Below is representation of some of my photographs of Indian wildlife is covered by the Red List. An attempt to give back something to nature and conservation through the photographic vision…” Riju