Krithi Karanth

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K. Krithi Karanth
Born
ResidenceBangalore
EducationB.S. and B.A. in Environmental Science and Geography, University of Florida; M.E.Sc in Environmental Science, Yale University;PhD Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University;Post Doctoral, Columbia University[1]
Alma materDuke University, Yale University
OccupationWildlife Conservation, Conservation Biology, Carnivora Biology
Years active2001 to present
EmployerCentre for Wildlife Studies, Ramanujan Fellow
Known forConservation
Home townBangalore
Parent(s)father: K. Ullas Karanth
WebsiteDr K. Krithi Karanth, CWS

Krithi Karanth is a conservation biologist based in Bangalore, India. She is currently the executive director at the Center for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore.[2] She works on issues such as human-animal conflict and land use change.

Work[edit]

She has been conducting research on conservation issues in India since 2001. Her work includes study of mammal extinctions, effects of anthropogenic pressures, voluntary resettlement of people, tourism trends, human-wildlife conflicts, resource and land use change around Indian parks. She started her first field project in Bhadra in the year 2002. Where she studied the voluntary resettlement of people.[3] During her PhD at Duke University, Krithi studied the mammals in India that had gone extinct between 1850 and 2000[2]

In popular culture[edit]

She was named an INK Fellow and spoke in the 2013 INK Conference. Krithi has also spoken in TEDxMAIS in 2013 and TEDxGateway in 2014

Honours and awards[edit]

  • In 2011 she was honoured as National Geographic Society's 10,000th grantee.
  • She was selected as National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2012.[2]
  • 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[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krithi K. Karanth Duke Environment". Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Bhumika, K. (19 July 2014). "Queen of conservation". The Hindu. India. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ Krithi, K Karanth (12 November 2005). "Addressing Relocation and Livelihood Concerns". Economic and Political Weekly. 40 (46): 4809–4811. doi:10.2307/4417388.
  4. ^ Bagchi, Apeksha (27 December 201). "Wildlife Conservation Scientist Dr. Krithi Karanth Wins 2019 Women Of Discovery Award". IWB. Retrieved 7 January 2019.