Let's re-wild India

India is home to 40% of the world's tigers, the Asian elephant, and the only 500 lion-tailed macaques in the world. Despite this incredible diversity, only 4% of land area is set aside for wildlife. National Geographic Emerging Explorer and wildlife conservationist Dr. Krithi Karanth studies human-wildlife conflict, and at INK2013, makes her case to create more space for wildlife.

Recorded at INK2013, Kochi, Kerala


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Krithi K. Karanth


Dr. Krithi K. Karanth (Associate Conservation Scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society) is a Fellow at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University. 

Dr. Karanth's research in India has spanned over 18 years, and encompasses a broad range of issues examining human dimensions of wildlife conservation. Her research has scientifically examined patterns of mammal extinctions, impacts of wildlife tourism, consequences of voluntary resettlement, land use change and understanding human-wildlife conflicts. She has published 40 international peer-reviewed and 35 popular articles. She has received grants and awards from a number of prestigious institutions and serves on various editorial boards.

She was honored as National Geographic Society's 10,000th grantee in 2011 and selected as National Geographic Emerging Explorer for 2012. Krithi was recognized among India's Power Women by Femina (2012) and Women of the Year by Elle India (2013). In 2015 Krithi was selected by the World Economic Forum as Young Global Leader and as among the 15 Women changing the world.

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