The 12th Sanctuary Wildlife Awards on Thursday honoured some of the most passionate nature enthusiasts across different age groups as “India's Earth Heroes” here.

George Schaller, a well-known American scientist, was given the Lifetime Service Award.
“His path-breaking research on the Indian tiger in the Kanha National Park has become the gold standard for field biology across the world,” said a release by Sanctuary Asia, one of the organisers of the award ceremony.