Panthera congratulates Cat Advisory Council member and long-time Panthera partner, Dr. Ullas Karanth, on receiving one of India's most prestigious civilian honors, the 2012 Padma Shri Award, for his outstanding contribution to Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Protection. Now considered to be one of the world's most preeminent tiger experts, Dr. Karanth serves as the India Country Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Since 1988, Dr. Karanth has conducted extensive research on the ecology of tigers and other predators throughout India, with particular expertise in radio-telemetry, camera trapping and mitigating tiger-human conflicts. Dr. Karanth founded the Centre for Wildlife Studies, has published more than 135 scientific papers and popular articles, and authored seven books in English and Kannada.
Learn more about Panthera's Cat Advisory Council member, Dr. Ullas Karanth.