Wildlife Service Award (2001)
Biswajit Mohanty is Honorary Wildlife Warden of Dhenakal in Orissa. He has fought several cases in the Orissa High Court, winning an order in December 2000 staying the issuance of logging permits in Orissa. He has set up a database on wildlife crimes and intelligence that is relied upon by police and wildlife officials. Mohanty also works on the protection of olive ridley sea turtles along Orissa’s coast. Threats from the timber and sal leaf mafia have only spurred him on to greater heights.