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Dr. Krithi K. Karanth

Environmental Scientist

Chief conservation scientist and director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies in Bangalore, India, Dr. Karanth is adjunct faculty at Duke University. She has a PhD in environmental science and policy from Duke, an MESc from Yale, and BS and BA degrees from the University of Florida. She has conducted macro-level studies in India and Asia over twenty-five years, assessing patterns of species distributions and extinctions, impacts of wildlife tourism, consequences of voluntary resettlement, land-use change, and understanding human-wild- life interactions. She has designed the Wild Seve, Wild Shaale, Wild Surakshe, Adopt-a-PHC, and Wild Carbon conservation programs. Dr. Karanth’s conservation and research work has been featured in three BBC series, The Hunt, Big Cats, and Dynasties, and in documentaries by CBC and PBS, and she has also coproduced ten documentaries. She has been recognized with more than fifty awards and honors and is a Rolex Laureate, Ananta Aspen Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, WINGS Fellow, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, National Geographic Explorer, and INK Fellow. In 2021, she became the first Asian woman to be chosen as a Wild Innovator and was named as one of Invest India’s Women Achievers.

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth
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