M.R. Desai, a septuagenarian, is a tireless foot soldier for the wildlife of North Karnataka. He hails from a generation that has seen the transformation of wildlife from abundance to the verge of extinction. He brings with him an old world charm with present day science in securing areas for conservation. He believes that elected representatives, if sensitized well, can actually help in conservation. He is an avid birder and wildlife photographer. He is also the Honorary Wildlife Warden of Bagalkot district.