Krithi Karanth

Specialties: Biologist, Conservationist

Conservation biologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Krithi Karanth received the Society’s 10,000th research, conservation, and exploration grant to support her work in India’s Western Ghats. She works on conservation issues such as human-wildlife conflict, land use change, people-wildlife relationships, and styles of tourism that threaten India's elephants, leopards, and tigers. The daughter of a renowned tiger biologist and Indian conservationist, Krithi has accompanied field expeditions since she was just a year old, and spotted her first leopard at the age of three. She earned her Ph.D. from Duke and a Masters degree from Yale.

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