Dr.Krithi K Karanth, Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS), has become the first Indian and Asian woman for 2021 who has been awarded the “WILD Innovator Award”.
The other winners are Richelle Thomas (USA), Abigail Williams and Jayne Goss (United Kingdom), Erika Allen and Laurell Sims (USA), AnnaSophia Robb, Genesis Butler (USA), Sheila Funnell (Kenya), Rosamira Guillen (Colombia), Resson Kantai Duff (Kenya), Dr.Adriana Verges (Australia), and Dominique Goncalves (Mozambique).
This award given by the ”WILD ELEMENTS Foundation” brings together a coalition of innovators, advocates and partners to “disrupt the status quo and identify solutions to global sustainability and conservation,”
About WILD ELEMENTS (WE) Foundation:
The WILD ELEMENTS Foundation (also known as WE) is a purpose-first platform, which consists of three unique organizations – a nonprofit corporation, storytelling studio, and mindfully made brands.
As part of its flagship programme the Foundation has partnered with WILD Innovators and WILD Advocates.
- Wild Innovators includes premier science and conservation experts, driving cutting-edge work in the field around the world.
- WILD Advocates include celebrities and influencers who value and promote the importance and vital interdependence of people, animals, plants, and our shared environment.
The Foundation’s distinctive approach to addressing climate change is the “Power of Three,” recognizing the interconnectedness of animalkind, humankind, and plantkind for the future planetary wellness of our shared home.
About Dr. Krithi Karanth
Dr. Krithi Karanth is Chief Conservation Scientist and Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore, Adjunct Faculty at Duke University and National Centre for Biological Sciences.
Her Honours and awards:
- In 2011 she was honoured as National Geographic Society’s 10,000th grantee.
- She was selected as National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2012.
- She was selected as one of India’s Power Women by Femina in 2012.
- Women of the Year by Elle India 2013.
- 2019 Women Of Discovery Award
- Some other awards include World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, INK Fellow, University of Florida’s Outstanding Young Alumnus, Vogue Women of the Year and Seattle Zoo’s Thrive Conservation Leadership Award.