Mr. Kanitkar left his lucrative 15-year corporate career in the software industry to join the conservation movement. For the past six years he has worked full time as a development professional, with the goal of promoting understanding and conservation of our cultural and natural heritage. He also has initiated programs on natural resource management and sustainable development. In 2012, he cofounded Ecological Solutions, where he is now a trustee. He has also been an active member of the Pune Traffic and Transportation Forum, which advocates for eco-friendly and accessible transportation for everyone.