Currently serving as the CEO and Chief Conservation Scientist at Centre for Wildlife Studies, Karanth is at the forefront of innovative conservation strategies that seamlessly blend technology with community involvement. Karanth’s impactful contributions have earned her numerous accolades, including the prestigious WINGS’ Women of Discovery Award, Eisenhower and Aspen Fellowships, and was awarded the Rolex Award for Enterprise in 2019. Recognized for her outstanding commitment to biodiversity conservation, she stands as a beacon in the field, actively shaping the narrative of wildlife preservation in India.
“I’m always an optimist and never give up. I think India is doing better now than it did 50 years ago. A lot of places are in trouble… a lot of species are in trouble, but we have technology and more public support for wildlife conservation. We have resources that the world didn’t have 10 years or 20 years ago. We just need to be smart about deploying them in time”