Indian Ecologist bags Heritage Heroes Award of IUCN
Posted on:06 Sep 2016 09:36:54
06 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: Assam-based ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar has become the first Asian to be awarded the prestigious Heritage Heroes Award by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Mr Lahkar received the award at the IUCN’s on-going World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mr Lahkar was among five conservationists across the globe to be nominated for this year’s Heritage Heroes Award, aimed at recognising “outstanding efforts” around the world in making a difference in the conservation of World Heritage sites in challenging situations.
He has been working to save the grasslands, flora and fauna of Manas National Park area for the past two decades and is currently engaged as Manas Landscape Administrator for Aaranyak, an NGO working for biodiversity conservation in Northeast India.
On receiving the award, he thanked all who helped him along the way and said he felt humbled and honoured by the recognition for his work.
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