Elephant researcher Prajna Chowta conferred with knighthood by France


Posted on:04 Oct 2016 10:37:33

Elephant researcher Prajna Chowta conferred with knighthood by France
04 October 2016 Current Affairs: Film-maker and elephant researcher Prajna Chowta (46) has been appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit) by the French government. 

She has been conferred with the France’s one of the highest civilian recognitions in recognition of a life devoted to caring for wild Asian elephants.

Prajna Chowta :  She is the founder of Aane Mane Foundation, which has been researching and conserving wild Asian elephants for the past 16 years. 

As elephant researcher, she was instrumental in developing one of the first GPS collars and an online monitoring system for elephants in India. She has authored Elephant Code Book on captive elephant management as well as the French book Enfant d’Elephant (Elephant’s Child) in 2014.

With this Prajna Chowta joins few other Indian women to be appointed a Knight by French Government. Earlier in 2016, businesswoman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and actor Kamal Hassan were recognised under the French government’s Legion of Honour award.


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