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RBS Earth Heroes Awards Presented

Seven individuals and institutions from the field of wildlife and conservation were chosen by an independent jury

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The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), a subsidiary of the RBS Group, has announced the winners of the RBS "Earth Heroes" Awards for 2016.

Seven individuals and institutions from the field of wildlife and conservation, who have demonstrated exemplary work on the ground, were chosen by an independent jury, for the RBS Earth Heroes Award.

The jury panel, comprising active wildlife enthusiasts, environmentalists and conservationists, reviewed nominations received from across the country.

"Over the years, through the Earth Heroes Awards, we at RBS have had the privilege to recognise individuals and institutions for their exemplary work in bringing about a positive change in the environmental landscape of the country," said Pankaj Phatarphod, Managing Director Country Head of Services; India Chairperson - RBS Foundation India.

N Sunil Kumar, Head of Sustainability, India, Royal Bank of Scotland and Director, RBS Foundation India, said, "The RBS Earth Heroes Awards gives us the opportunity to meet and honour some of the most dedicated individuals and institutions in this country who go beyond the call of duty to protect and conserve our wild habitats for the greater good of our country."

The sixth edition of RBS Earth Heroes Awards saw M.K. Ranjitsinh, IAS (retd), Chairman, Wildlife Trust of India, Member, National board for wildlife; National Tiger Conservation Authority, hand over award citations and a cash prizes to the winners, at the awards ceremony in New Delhi.

The winners of the 2016 RBS 'Earth Heroes' Awards are:

Dr Karan Singh, 'RBS Earth Hero' Award
Vattakanal Conservation Trust, 'RBS Earth Guardian' Award
Purnima Devi Barman, 'RBS Save The Species' Award
Dr Vibhu Prakash and Nikita Prakash, 'RBS Save The Species' Award
Varad Giri, 'RBS Inspire' Award
Dr Amit Mallick, 'RBS Green Warrior' Award
Khageshwar Nayak, 'RBS Green Warrior' Award

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