Ullas Karanth wins Paul Getty Award

Ullas Karanth, wildlife biologist best known for his prolific research and writing on tigers, has been given the prestigious J. Paul Getty Award for Conservation Leadership for 2007, an annual award conferred to “honour outstanding contributions to international conservation.”

Karnataka-based Dr. Karanth has spent much of his life working on protecting the dwindling tiger population of India, with special focus on the Nagarahole National Park. He is also the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society — India Program, which focuses on wildlife conservation through scientific research.

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