Case Study: Forest Guard Santiram Chetri, Assam, India
The Forest Guard Award is Presented to personnel of Forest Departments for their exemplary service towards the protection of Fauna and Flora in National parks and reserve forest of the Eastern Himalayas
The fifth Ranger & Guards of the Eastern Himalayas goes to Forest Guard Santiram Chetri for his long-standing beyond the call of duty service to protect the inhabitants of Kaziranga National Park. The Award was presented by Robbie Hart, Assistant Curator, Atlanta Botanic Garden, USA
A Forest Guard at the Kaziranga National Park, Santiram Chetri is a long-standing frontline officer who has dedicatedly protected the inhabitants of the World Heritage Site. Due to his courage and self-networking many definite Rhino poaching attempts by the miscreants could be averted. His field knowledge in terms of animal behaviours and its movements is unparalleled. Calm and composed in the gravest of situations, Chetri has been instrumental in guiding his team in the right direction for conservation of habitats and suggest measures that help conserve and maintain the rich flora and fauna of the National Park.