Dr. HEMANTA RAJ MISHRA was part of the pioneering team that created a comprehensive network of National Parks and Protected areas, and a comprehensive wildlife conservation program in Nepal. He has worked with the Government of Nepal, National trust for Nature Conservation (formerly King Mahendra trust for Nature Conservation), the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, Asian Development Bank and other international organizations. He is the author of The Soul of the Rhino, Bones of the Tiger, and Nepal’s Chitwan National Park – A Handbook, all of which he wrote with Jim Ottaway, Jr. In 1987, Mishra received the prestigious J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize for his works in Nepal.
JIM OTTAWAY, JR. is a former American newspaper publisher, writer and editor, who retired as senior vice-president of Dow Jones and Co. Inc., chairman of the ottaway Newspapers Inc. and chairman of the world Press Freedom Committee. Ottaway is a longtime supporter of conservation and sustainable development in Nepal.