Renowned ornithologist K.S. Lavkumar Khachar passes away

Renowned ornithologist and environmentalist K.S. Lavkumar Khachar passed away in Rajkot, Gujarat. He was 84.
As environmentalist he had a long association with the environmental conservation intuitions like Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India.

About K.S. Lavkumar Khachar

  • Khachar was educated at Rajkumar College in Rajkot and belonged to the erstwhile princely family of Jasdan from Gujarat.
  • He was among the pioneers of nature conservation in India and had worked to spread awareness about ornithology, nature and wildlife conservation in the country.
  • He had organized and led several environmental education activities in Gujarat especially conservation work in the Gulf of Kutch islands and Gir forest, famous for Asiatic Lions.
  • In 1984, he had served as director of the Nature Discovery Centre of the Centre for Environment Education (CEE).
  • Book- In 1981, he had authored and produced book Sixty Indian Birds along with RS Dharmakumarsinhji.
  • Awards- For his pioneering work in ornithology and on the Nanda Devi National Park, he has been conferred with prestigious Salim Ali-Loke Wan Tho Lifetime Award for Excellence in Ornithology. In 2004, he was also awarded the Venu Menon Lifetime Achievement Award.



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