Kamal Bawa gets first Gunnerus award for sustainability

The Hindu, Chennai, February 17, 2012
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A file photo of Dr. Kamal Bawa, Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Bawa has been honoured with the the Gunnerus Sustainability Award — the world's first major international award for work on sustainability. Courtesy: The HindThe Hindu, Chennai, February 17, 2012

Dr. Bawa is most noted for, among other works, his pioneering research on population biology in rainforest areas. His wide span of work includes groundbreaking biological discoveries made in Central America and in the Western Ghats and the Himalayas in India. He is specially noted for the establishment, and as president, of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) in Bangalore. Until recently, he also held the Ruffolo Giorgio Fellowship in Sustainability Science and Bullard Fellowship at the Harvard University.

The Gunnerus award is the first major international prize for outstanding scientific work that promotes sustainable development globally, and will be awarded every two years starting in 2012, a press release said. […]

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