Dr HS Pabla
Dr. Pabla retired as Chief Wildlife Warden of Madhya Pradesh in 2012 after 35 years in the Indian Forest Service – in its most prestigious posting. His dedicated efforts to reintroduce iconic captive-bred species back into the wild are unprecedented in the history of wildlife conservation. Currently, he acts as Advisor to the Madhya Pradesh Ecotourism Development Board. He has been a passionate advocate for the use of wildlife tourism as a tool for conservation, and hence is association with TOFTigers. He was also perhaps the lone advocate and practitioner of active wildlife management, involving management of animal populations through capture and translocation – as opposed to a passive one restricted to anti-poaching alone. His team successfully introduced two orphaned tigresses raised in captivity from infancy, into Panna, and changed the course of conservation of large cats forever.