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Dr Divya Karnad receives the 'Global Future For Nature Award'

Karnad Divya

Dr Divya Karnad has become the second Indian and the first woman to receive the 'Global Future For Nature Award' for her work on marine conservation. 

The 'Future For Nature Award' is a prestigious international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species. Karnad, who successfully reduces the unwanted bycatch of endangered sharks along the Coromandel coast of India through her project - InSeason Fish, will receive this prestigious nature conservation prize and 50,000 Euros during the Future of Nature Awards event on May 3 in the Netherlands.

Dr. Karnad received her PhD from the Department of Geography, Rutgers University in 2017.