John C. Jacob

John C. Jacob

John C Jacob was one of the pioneers of the environmental movement in Kerala, India. Jacob was born at Nattakam in Kottayam. He earned a degree in zoology from Madras Christian College, after which he joined the faculty at St. Joseph's College, Devagiri in Kozhikode. Eventually he headed up the Zoology Department at Payyanur College, where he worked until he retired in 1992. At Payyanur, in 1972 he started a zoology club that would form the genesis of campus-based nature conservation activities. The club also became involved in protesting threats to the environment. Jacobs also started a few "green" magazines stressing the need to preserve nature. He also set up the Society f ... more on Wikipedia

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