Mike Pandey is India’s iconic wildlife conservationist and filmmaker. He has been working for over 35 years to protect wildlife & environment in India. His outstanding efforts brought legislation to protect the whale shark not only in India under the Wildlife Act 1972, but also globally along with protection for other species over the years. Over 300 other National & International Awards have been conferred on him for his outstanding achievements spread over several decades. He is three times green Oscar winner and the winner of the Rajiv Gandhi wildlife conservation award for his outstanding single handed work to protect Indian wildlife and heritage. Other felicitations include: 6 National Awards for his outstanding films on Environment and Nature, Dr. V. Shantaram Award for outstanding lifetime contribution to education awareness and volume of work over 35 years, Dr. Radha Krishnan Award for spreading literacy, UN – Son of the Earth Award for protecting a species from extinction (for whale shark), Golden Panda from China for protection of Global Heritage Whale Shark and the Living Fossil the horseshoe crab, Golden Giraffe from France for making a difference through his most effective conservation series in the world Earth Matters.In 2008 He was honoured by BBC and Wild Screen as one of the five outstanding individuals who had made a difference to the planet by their work in the last 100 years of natural history films. The Time Magazine USA declared Mike Pandey a “Global Hero of the Environment in 2009 under the Visionaries and Leaders category. Earth Matters, Mike’s weekly environmental & wildlife educational TV series, reaches 800 million people across India through DD National.