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Dr. Divya Karnad Won Global Future for Nature Award 2019

Dr. Divya Karnad, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Ashoka University has been awarded the prestigious Global Future For Nature Award 2019 for her work on marine
Dr. Divya Karnad Won Global Future for Nature Award 2019

conservation.

Other Recipients of the award:

  • The other recipients of the Global Future For Nature Award for the year 2019 are Fernanda Abra (Brazil) and Olivier Nsengimana (Rwanda).

Details:

  • Dr. Divya Karnad's project InSeason Fish had successfully reduced the unwanted bycatch of endangered sharks along the Coromandel coast of India.
  • Divya Karnad did her PhD in Geography from Rutgers University, USA and has completed her Masters in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the Post Graduate Programme run by the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Centre for Wildlife Studies and Wildlife Conservation Society, India.

Aims of the Award:

  • Reward and fund individuals for their outstanding efforts in the protection of species of wild animals and plants.
  • Stimulate Award winners to sustain their dedicated work.
  • Help winners to raise their profile, extend their professional network and strengthen their funding basis.

Question:

Q. Who has been awarded the prestigious Global Future For Nature Award 2019 for work on marine conservation?
a. Dr. Deepa Karnad
b. Dr. Deepali Karnad
c. Dr. Deepika Karnad
d. Dr. Divya Karnad
Dr. Divya Karnad Won Global Future for Nature Award 2019 Dr. Divya Karnad Won Global Future for Nature Award 2019 Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on February 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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