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Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2015

Whitley Award (Green Oscar)


Pune-based ornithologist Pramod Patil has won with the prestigious Whitley Award, popularly known as the ‘Green Oscar’ for his work on the conservation of the Great Indian Bustard. He bagged the prize along with Dr Ananda Kumar, a wildlife scientist with the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), for his project on ‘Elephant messengers: using innovative communication systems to enable human-elephant coexistence in Southern India’.

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Whitley Fund for Nature offers awards and conservation funding to the world’s most exciting grassroots wildlife conservation leaders.

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