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Upasana Kamineni Konidela partners with WWF to save forests and rangers this World Environment Day

ByOpenindiatimes.com

Jun 5, 2024

5 June 2024, Hyderabad: Upasana Kamineni Konidela, known for her dedicated philanthropic efforts in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has always had a deep commitment towards wildlife conservation and access to quality healthcare for the staff who work round the clock to protect and preserve wildlife and their habitat. Confirming her dedication to this cause, she has been appointed the National Ranger Ambassador for WWF-India for four consecutive years. This prestigious appointment comes as a recognition of her unwavering commitment to conservation and humanitarian causes.

This appointment comes after a collaboration between the World Wide Fund for Nature – India (WWF-India) and Apollo Hospitals Charitable Trust (AHCT). With this, Upasana Kamineni Konidela, Vice Chairperson, CSR-Apollo Hospitals has pledged to provide specialized medical treatment at Apollo Hospitals for injured forest staff in and around protected areas, forest divisions and tiger reserves. Treatment is also provided to members of local communities in cases of injuries due to human wildlife conflict.

Upasana Kamineni Konidela has played a key role in advocating for the welfare of frontline forest staff as the National Ranger Ambassador. Her appointment underlines the importance of collaboration between the healthcare sector and conservation organisations in safeguarding the well-being of those who protect our natural heritage.

Commenting on her impactful role, Ms. Upasana Kamineni Konidela said, “I am delighted to serve as the National Ranger Ambassador for WWF-India. Forest Rangers are unsung heroes who work tirelessly to protect our wildlife and natural habitats. I am committed to this cause.” supporting their well-being and ensuring they get the care and support they deserve.”

“The partnership between Apollo Hospitals Foundation and WWF-India has created a unique opportunity to provide critical and life-saving medical care to frontline staff of forest departments across the country in times of emergency. The jobs of frontline staff involved in conservation are high-risk; the assurance that they will be well taken care of in case of an unfortunate accident gives them the confidence to continue their work fearlessly and without any worries,” said Yash Magan Shethia, Director, Wildlife and Habitat Programme.

Under the WWF-India AHCT partnership, over 50 rangers/local community

people have been treated free of cost at Apollo Hospitals.

As the National Ranger Ambassador, Upasana Kamineni Konidela will continue to advance the cause of conservation and humanitarianism by embodying the spirit of service and compassion towards both people and nature.

By Openindiatimes.com

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