Oct 23, 2010
John Wakefield, the torchbearer of Karnataka's first eco-tourism project expired on 26 April 2010. He started the Kabini River Lodge on the banks of the Kabini at Karapur in Mysore district. Wakefield was fondly known as ‘Papa’. He was the brand ambassador of Jungle Lodges and Resorts (JLR). He promoted wildlife conservation, sensitising visitors to the importance of protecting forest wealth and wild animals.