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.