Romulus Earl Whitake

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Romulus Earl Whitake

Born: 23 May 1943

  • He is an Indian herpetologist, wildlife conservationist and founder of the Madras Snake Park, The Andaman and Nicobar Environment Trust (ANET), and the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust.
  • In 2008, he was selected as an Associate Laureate in the 2008 Rolex Awards for Enterprise, for his efforts to create a network of rainforest research stations throughout India. 
  • In 2005 he was a winner of a Whitley Award for outstanding leadership in nature conservation.
  • He used this award and found the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in Karnataka, for the study of King Cobras and their habitat.
  • For his work in wildlife conservation, he received the Padma Shri award in 2018.
  • He won the Whitley Award (considered as top U.K. conservation prize) in 2005 for his work.
  • He became the Associate Laureate in Rolex Awards in 2008.

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