Krithi Karanth

Executive Director, Centre for Wildlife Studies

Chief Conservation Scientist, Centre for Wildlife Studies; Adjunct Faculty, Duke and NCBS. PhD from Duke; MESc from Yale; BS-BA degrees, University of Florida. Research in Asia spans 22 years focusing on human dimensions of wildlife conservation. Has published 100 scientific and popular articles, mentored 150 scientists and engaged 700 citizen scientists. Work has been covered by 150 media outlets, including the BBC, National Geographic, NPR, New York Times, Time. Featured in 3 BBC series; co-produced documentaries “Wild Seve”, “Humane Highways” and “Wild Shaale”. Recipient of more than 40 honours and recognitions, including the National Geographic Society's 10,000th grantee and Emerging Explorer, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, UF Outstanding Young Alumnus, INK Fellow, Elle, Vogue and Femina Women of the Year, and Thrive Conservation Leadership Award. 2019, received WINGS Women of Discovery Award, GQ Environmental Hero, Beyond Duke Alumni Award and the Rolex Award for Enterprise.

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