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K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar

Conservation educator by passion. Documentary filmmaker by training. Photographer by meditation. 

My name is Ramnath. I have been enthralled by nature since childhood. Since then, I have traveled across India to capture inspirational stories that facilitate people’s understanding of India’s rich natural and cultural heritage. At the same time, I have led nature and conservation outreach programs to reach out to thousands of students through Youth For Conservation (YFC), a non-profit initiative founded by Shekar Dattatri, an internationally acclaimed wildlife and conservation filmmaker.

From these and other rich experiences, I have been able to communicate the need for conservation very effectively. Today, I work in a space where visual storytelling, education and leadership converge. I pursue projects that inspire and empowers India’s youth to become ambassadors for nature and environment and conduct storytelling workshops through bookmaking, photostorytelling and filmmaking. 

 

I envision a world with a nature educator in every community, and with this belief, I founded the Youth Conservation Action Network (YOUCAN). Through YOUCAN, I work with individuals and organisations to identify, support and empower youth to become changemakers and lead nature education initiatives in their communities. 

My curriculum vitae contains the list of projects I have worked in photography, filmmaking and conservation education, along with a few awards and recognitions I received for my work.