On 21st November, Robert along with the Forest Department at Pench National Park inaugurated the E-Base India. The E-Base in Pench will serve as an education hub for the local community and tourists to learn about conservation and preservation of the tiger.
This is the first time that the 2041 E-Base concept has been replicated outside the Antarctic and just like the E-Base in Antarctica it runs entirely on renewable energy. The E-Base has been made possible through the support of the Ashok Piramal Group and the Wildlife Conservation Trust.
The E-base is situated in the Interpretation Center at the entrance of the gate and is a room that is equipped with a plasma screen and a laptop. It will serve to engage the local community in tiger conservation, habitat protection as well as act as a portal for learning about sustainable living.
The inauguration took place with a presentation on the Antarctic and Ganges Expedition and Robert praised the efforts of the forest rangers, who work tirelessly to help preserve India’s national wealth- the Tiger. When tigers’ thrive, the eco-system thrives and in turn sequesters carbon and provides clean water.
Never content with taking it easy, Robert mounted an elephant and went in search of tigers.
Recently, while riding through India on the Ganges River Expedition, Robert Swan had a chance to visit the Vasant Valley School in India. While he was there he was able to meet up with some incredible young leaders who really care to make an difference in the environment and the future of India.
Watch Robert Swan at the Club of Rome in India where he was able to meet with Corporate and Government leaders to discuss solutions instead of focusing only on the problems. “No one is inspired by negative.”- Robert Swan
Upon returning to Delhi, Robert first went into schools to see the children’s reaction on they journey he has made so far. Following that, he spoke at conferences to see the reaction at a more corporate level, asking, ‘what are the solutions?’ On his path, he was able to attend the Club of Rome, Eco-Forum, Punj Lloyd, and the Coca Cola India Sustainability Conference . As he bikes through India he is coming up with a lot of ideas, focusing more on the solution instead of just being one more voice of stating the problems.