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Krithi Karanth becomes First Indian, Asian Woman to get ‘Wild Innovator Award’

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Krithi-Karanth-becomes-first-Indian-woman-to-get-'Wild-Innovator-Award'On April, 27,2021, the WILD ELEMENTS Foundation has awarded Dr Krithi K Karanth, Chief Conservation Scientist at Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS), the ‘WILD Innovator Award’ for 2021, she became the first Indian and Asian woman to receive such an award.

Other winners: Richelle Thomas, Erika Allen, Laurell Sims, AnnaSophia Robb, Genesis Butler (USA), Abigail Williams and Jayne Goss (United Kingdom), Sheila Funnell, RessonKantai Duff (Kenya), Rosamira Guillen (Colombia), Adriana Verges (Australia), and Dominique Goncalves (Mozambique).

About WILD ELEMENTS Foundation:

  • The foundation has partnered with ‘WILD Innovators’ and ‘WILD Advocates’.
  • WILD Innovators – It includes the premier science and conservation experts, driving cutting-edge work in the field around the world.
  • WILD Advocates – It includes the celebrities and influencers who value and promote the importance and vital interdependence of people, animals, plants, and our shared environment.
  • “Power of Three” – Identifying the interconnectedness of animal kind, humankind, and plant kind is the specific approach of the foundation in addressing climate change.
  • The foundation is planning to invest about $3 million in sustainability and conservation organizations and at least $10 million by 2030 in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About Krithi K Karanth:

She is the Chief Conservation Scientist and Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Adjunct Faculty at Duke and National Centre for Biological Sciences.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • She was honoured as National Geographic Society’s 10,000th grantee in 2011
  • In 2012, selected as National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
  • She was selected as one of India’s Power Women by Femina in 2012.
  • Women of the Year by Elle India in 2013.
  • In 2019, she received the WINGS Women of Discovery Award for Conservation
  • Some other awards include World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, University of Florida’s Outstanding Young Alumnus, INK Fellow, Vogue Women of the Year and Seattle Zoo’s Thrive Conservation Leadership Award.

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About Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS):

Establishment – 1984
Headquarters – Bangalore, Karnataka
Director – UllasKaranth