M. A. Partha Sarathy
Partha Sarathy, Chairman of the Commission for Education of IUCN, founded the first "Tree Brigade" to motivate and educate the people in India on planning and protection of trees.
As Chairman of the first IUCN Task Force on the Asian Elephant, he founded four regional offices of the World Wide Fund for Nature. With his personal financial means and influence he has devoted the past 25 years to the cause of conservation education in India and worldwide.
He is well known through his radio programme "Environmental School on the Air". He established and taught at a school for children in an elephant forest.