WWF India and Prabha Khaitan Foundation (PKF) have instituted the Machhli Award for excellent work done towards conservation of wildlife in the state of Rajasthan. The first edition of the Machhli award will be presented to an individual or a group who has made a significant contribution towards wildlife conservation in Rajasthan.
Named after the legendary tigress of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, ‘Machhli’, the award aims to recognise exceptional contribution by a field staff of the Rajasthan Forest Department, local community member, an individual or a group in conserving wildlife and their habitats across the length and breadth of the state.
WWF-India and the Prabha Khaitan Foundation will announce the awardee of the Macchli Award for outstanding contribution towards wildlife conservation in Rajasthan in an awards ceremony on Friday, 13 March at ITC Rajputana in Jaipur. The Machhli award carries a cash/in-kind equivalent award of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh only) and a citation.
The recipient of the Machhli Award will be selected by a committee comprising of an eminent panel and will be chaired by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Rajasthan. Other members of the panel will include a senior forest official of the Rajasthan Forest Department, a renowned personality with interest in environment and nature conservation, representatives of Prabha Khaitan Foundation and WWF India.