33-year-old Ashoka University teacher and Wipro Sustainable Fellow, Divya Karnad became the First Indian Woman to be honoured with the ‘Future for Nature Award’ for her work on marine conservation. She is the second Indian to receive this award after Dr. Charudutt Mishra.
The other recipients of the Global Future For Nature Award is awarded for the year 2019 are: Fernanda Abra (Brazil) and Olivier Nsengimana (Rwanda).
Dr Divya Karnad’s project InSeason Fish had successfully reduced the unwanted bycatch of endangered sharks along the Coromandel coast of India.
Future for Nature Award :
Future for Nature 2019 Award awarded by Future for Nature foundation celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species.
The award aims to :
- 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.
The Award provides the winners international recognition, financial support and reinforced linkages to an international conservation network.