Kohima, February 20 (NEx): Two conservationists from India – Nuklu Phom and Bibhuti Lahkar, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Whitley Awards 2021.
Every year six grassroots conservationists are honoured with Whitley Awards. “This year we received 106 applications of an exceptionally high standard, representing diverse approaches across a broad range of countries, habitats and species in the global south,” Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) mentioned on its website.
Nuklu Phom, a conservationist from Nagaland, is the team leader of Lemsachenlok, an organization that has been working for bio-diversity conservation since 2007. Phom led Lemsachenlok organization which was honoured with India Biodiversity Awards in 2018 for their work in the conservation of wild species.
The grassland conservationist Bibhuti Lahkar from Assam, who did PhD on the grasslands of Manas National Park with special reference to Pygmy hog is a senior scientist at Aaranyak, a society for biodiversity conservation in Northeast India.
The winners of this year’s Whitley Awards will be announced on May 12 (Wednesday), stated Whitley Awards official website.