In the last blog, we talked about the achievements of women in the field of sports. However, women are not only limited to the category of sports when it comes to showing their ability and talent. Throughout the course of history, women have been forward and outspoken about the conservation of the environment and preserving forests. One major example is the beginning of Chipkoo Movement that gained prominence because of the critical issue it represented and how the cutting down of forests had serious social, financial and environmental consequences. even today, women have been strong believers in nature conservation and finding environment-friendly ideas. Here are some of the women achievers in the field of conservation and wildlife preservation:
- TULASI GOWDA: Tulasi Gowda is a 72-year-old forest conservationist from the Halakki Vokkalu tribal community in Kerela who took upon herself to plant over 30,000 saplings and contribute to protecting the depleting forest cover in the subcontinent. Known as the Encyclopaedia of Forest, she was honoured with the Padma Shri award for her contributions and hard work. She is the inspiration for many women who never received an education yet still wanted to believe in themselves to bring a change in society.
2. KRITHI KARANTH: A leading conservationist and a scientist, Krithi Karnath is a chief Conservation Scientist at the Centre for Wildlife Studies. She has quite the experience in wildlife conservation and also received the 2021 WILD Innovator Award. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Women of Discovery Award by WINGS Worldquest.
We congratulate these women for their hard work in their established fields. We will be back with the next blog to talk about women in the field of Finance, Military and Fashion.