Kartick  Satyanarayan

Kartick Satyanarayan is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Wildlife SOS. He is a Member of the IUCN Bear Specialist Group (Sloth Bear Team Expert), the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, the State Wildlife Advisory Board of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, the State Wildlife Advisory Board of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, the Central Zoo Authority’s Captive Elephant Evaluation Committee and the Executive Board of Friendicoes- SECA in New Delhi. He is a Member of the Government of India’s Central Zoo Authority (2007-2015) and an Honorary Wildlife Warden of the Government of NCT Delhi.

Mr. Satyanarayan was an Animal Welfare Consultant to Brooke Hospital for Animals (UK)in which capacity he presented papers at workshops and conferences in the UK (London, Oxford, Edinburgh), the Netherlands, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, Mexico, Indonesia and the USA. He has conducted lectures on Wildlife Crime Prevention and Wildlife Conservation at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Wildlife Institute of India, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, the Police Training Institute, the SRCC Youth Conference in New Delhi and at innumerable conferences, for zoos and societies globally. He is the co-author of “Dancing Bears of India” and “Trade in Bears and Their Parts in India: Threats to Conservation of Bears”.


He has worked with BBC teams in Still and Video Film Shooting and Editing and been trained in SPARKS software protocol for Wild Animal Stud Book Management (Kolner, Germany). He is a Solar-Powered Electric Fences Specialist trained by the Gallagher Group of New Zealand and has designed effective fencing solutions to prevent poaching and crop-raiding in man-animal conflict zones and for Wildlife Preserves including Corbett National Park. He is a TED International Fellow and recipient of the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar Award (2010). He has also received the First Planman Media Award for Environmental Activism (2009), The Elisabeth Lewyt Award for Disaster Management and Planning, and the Karamveer Puraskar of the ICongo Civil Society (2009).


Mr. Satyanaran speaks Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, English, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali and Assamese. He and his Wildlife SOS Co-Founder Geeta Seshamani have established the following facilities in collaboration with State Governments:

  1. The Agra Bear Sanctuary
  2. The Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center
  3. The Bhopal Bear Rescue Center
  4. The Purulia Bear Rescue Center
  5. The Elephant Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of Haryana
  6. The Elephant Rescue Transit Facility in Mathura
  7. The Leopard Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of Maharashtra
  8. The Moon Bear Orphanage & Rehabilitation Center of Jammu and Kashmir

His lifelong love of animals has translated into 23 years of unflinching dedication and service to wildlife conservation and welfare, environmental protection and the vision of a modern India where man and animal coexist respectfully and in peace together.