Award-winning Environmental Journalist, Author, Graphic Artist and Communications Specialist

Ananda Banerjee is an author (Common Birds of the Indian Subcontinent, Nature Chronicles of India - Essays on Wildlife, Wild Trail in Madhya Pradesh and Amy - The Amur Falcon) and award-winning environmental journalist. Banerjee is also a graphic designer and documentary photographer.

Banerjee is a recipient of
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Earth Heroes Award (2015)
  • Environmental Journalist of the year, Asian Environmental Journalist Awards (AEJA - Singapore Environment Council) (2014)
  • Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, (2013)

He is a distinguished visiting scholar and lecturer at University of New Mexico (UNM Art Museum), Albuquerque, USA and serves on the advisory board of Current Conservation (www.currentconservation.org). Banerjee is also Fellow with FEJI-ATREE (Forum of Environmental Journalists of India – Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment), Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and The International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW).

Banerjee is also Member - IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC).

In his 23-year professional career, Banerjee has worked in advertising agencies, non-governmental organizations and national news media houses in India. He has contributed to several books, magazines, galleries and museums around the globe - Grosvenor Gallery, London; National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis), Leiden; World Water Exhibition, Hague; Water Asia Exhibition, New Delhi, International Crane Foundation, Wisconsin to name a few.

His interest lies in natural history, climate change and water conservation issues. In 2009 he was part of an international team to explore the River Ganga from its source to the delta. Banerjee writes on these issues in Mint (www.livemint.com), India’s second-largest business daily newspaper.  He also writes the fortnightly column, Out In The Wild in Mint Lounge, the paper’s weekend edition.

Banerjee was also associated with Centre for Science and Environment, Peace Institute, Environment Law and Development Foundation, National Tiger Conservation Authority, Earth Matters Foundation, Global Tiger Forum.

Banerjee was a jury member for ‘Varavaran’- India’s Environment and Wildlife Film Festival (2003 & 2013) and Indian Responsible Tourism Summit and Awards (IRTA 2017 and 2018), hosted by Outlook Magazine and World Travel Market (WTM)’s Responsible Tourism Awards, London. Banerjee has worked as a communication consultant (Communications & Outreach) for Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India and World Bank; project planning process; Biodiversity Conservation And Rural Livelihood Improvement Project (BCRLIP). Previously he has worked with ‘India Today Group’ and ‘The Pioneer.’

Banerjee's tweets @protectwildlife. For talks / seminars / workshops / projects / programs write to banerjee.ananda@gmail.com