Ecocity World Summit Speakers, Part XI

November 23, 2009

Today: Richard Register & Ambika Shukla

Richard Register, President, Ecocity Builders, Founder of the International Ecocity Conference Series, USA
register_richardMr. Richard Register is the world’s leading author, illustrator and theorist in ecological city design and planning. He is also an activist on local projects, from creek restoration and urban gardening to street and building redesign, working with environmentalists, developers and politicians to get a better city built and running. Mr Register is founder of Ecocity Builders, a California non-profit corporation. He convened the First international Ecocity Conference in 1990 and advised on all subsequent conferences in the series. These evens have involved approximately 5,000 people and 625 speakers to dates. His latest book is Ecocities – Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature. Ecocity Builders:  www.ecocitybuilders.org

Ambika Shukla, Director, People For Animals, INDIA
shuklaAmbika Shukla of New Delhi is widely considered one of Asia’s leading advocates to protect animals and wildlife. Educated in the United States, she has worked with numerous global organisations such as the World Wildlife Federation in drawing attention to the subject of cruelty to animals. She runs a nonprofit, nonpartisan organisation called People for Animals, which operates animal shelters in virtually all of India’s 29 states. Ms Shukla is a popular speaker on the lecture circuit in India, South-east Asia, Europe and the United States.

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Ambika Shukla Speaks

April 25, 2008

Ambika Shukla, Trustee and frequently speaker for People for Animals, the oldest and largest animal welfare NGO in India, which she runs with her sister Maneka Gandhi and the Trustees, is also executive producer of a weekly animal program, anchoring programs in Hindi and English. Previously she was a television show scriptwriter and creative director of a major advertising agency of Mozambique. People for Animals works for many animal welfare objectives: protecting endangered species, stoping wild game hunting, promoting vegetarianism, setting up animal shelters and hospitals, making animal rights education compulsory, closing down the trade in furs.

People for Animals: www.peopleforanimalsindia.org