Bibhuti Lahkar receives IUCN award

Q.  Which Indian ecologist and conservation activist was on 4th September 2016 the first Asian to be awarded the prestigious Heritage Heroes Award by International Union for Conservation of Nature?
- Published on 07 Sep 16

a. Bibhuti Singh
b. Bibhuti Padam
c. Bibhuti Lashkar
d. Bibhuti Lahkar

ANSWER: Bibhuti Lahkar
 
Bibhuti Lahkar receives IUCN awardIndian ecological and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar on 4th September 2016 became the first Asian to be awarded the prestigious Heritage Heroes Award by IUCN.
  • Lahkar received the award at IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu Hawaii
  • Indian ecologist was among 5 conservationists across the globe to be nominated for 2016 heritage heroes award
  • This award is aimed at recognising outstanding efforts around the globe in making a difference to the conservation of World heritage sites in challenging situations
  • Lahkar did his research on the grasslands of Manas National Park in the context of the species called Pygmy hog
  • His research work covered Manas National park and Kaziranga National Park in Assam
  • He also conducted the first GIS survey of the Royal Manas National park
  • Research findings are a critical component in Manas Tiger Conservation Plan

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