What an amazing couple! Here is the perfect example of how a small group can have a tremendous impact on conserving nature.

Pamela Gale Malhotra and her husband, Anil Malhotra, have spent more than a quarter of a century replanting forests and protecting existing trees on their private wildlife sanctuary in India.

An incredible number of endangered animals and plants – more than 200 in fact, now live at Sai Sanctuary, including rare Bengal tigers and Asian elephants.

Three hundred acres of abandoned land with deforestation problems have been turned into a wonderland for endangered animals.

“We both feel a tremendous amount of joy when we walk through the sanctuary,” said Pamela. “I’ve never felt this kind of joy in anything else that I’ve done in my life.”

Just take a look at this, you will be amazed too. Thank goodness for angels of the forest like these two. This is the way to save our planet.

Kodagu district in South India is facing extreme deforestation

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But Pamela Gale Malhotra and her husband, Anil Malhotra, decided to fight.

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So the couple co-founded SAI Sanctuary in 1991.

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Since then, they have been replanting trees and expanding the sanctuary. It’s expanded to over 300 acres.

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The area is home to more than 200 globally endangered species, including Asian elephants.

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“When we first came here, most of the lands that were sold to us were abandoned lands.”

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“Abandoned rice fields, coffee, and cardamom fields as well.”

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“[It] took a lot of care, energy, and years of endeavor to bring it back.”

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“I remember walking through the forest, you wouldn’t hear anything but the sound of your own feet.”

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“Now, the place is alive with sound.”

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Pamela hopes that the forest continues to be protected and expanded.

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“We both feel a tremendous amount of joy when we walk through the sanctuary.”

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“I’ve never felt this kind of joy in anything else that I’ve done in my life.”

Image credit: Infinite Windows

Watch the couple’s video below.

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