Krithi K. Karanth



Dr. Krithi K. Karanth

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth is Chief Conservation Scientist and Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies and an adjunct faculty member at Duke and National Centre for Biological Sciences. Her research in India and Asia spans over 20 years and encompasses many issues in human dimensions of wildlife conservation. She has conducted macro-level studies assessing patterns of species distributions and extinctions, impacts of wildlife tourism, consequences of voluntary resettlement, land use change and understanding human-wildlife interactions. Krithi’s conservation and research work has been featured in more than 100 international media outlets and 3 award-winning BBC Series – The Hunt, Big Cats and Dynasties. Additionally, Krithi has mentored over 120 young scientists and engaged more than 500 citizen science volunteers in her research. For her outstanding work, Krithi was honoured as a National Geographic Socity Emerging Explorer in 2012 and 2019 WINGS Women of Discovery Award for Conservation.