Dr. Pramod Patil and Dr. Ananda Kumar won 2015 Whitley Awards for wildlife conservation

Two Indians, Dr. Pramod Patil and Dr Ananda Kumar have been awarded with the prestigious 2015 Whitley Awards for their contribution to wildlife conservation in developing countries.

Both of them received a Whitley prize worth 35000 pound along with seven other environmentalists at a ceremony in Royal Geographical Society, London.

Dr. Pramod Patil was awarded for his work to protect the iconic great Indian bustard (GIB) in the Thar Desert.

While, Dr Ananda Kumar received this award for developing innovative communication systems namely Elephant Information Network (EIN) has enabled human-elephant coexistence in southern India.

About Whitley Award

  • The Whitley Award was established in 1994 by Edward Whitley and given by the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN).
  • Every year, the award recognises and celebrates effective national and regional conservation leaders across the globe.
  • The award is also dubbed as Green Oscar.

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