Odisha Forest official Anshu Pragyan Das wins Earth Heroes Award

Bhubaneswar: Anshu Pragyan Das, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Mahanadi Wildlife Division, Satkosia Tiger Reserve has won the prestigious NatWest Group Earth Heroes Award.

She will be conferred with the award for her outstanding work in the protection of the tiger habitat, harnessing the support of communities through ecotourism enterprise and in the revival of the endangered gharial, Gavialis gangeticus in the Mahanadi riverine habitat at Satkosia.

The award presentation event will be hosted online on CNBC/Network 18 on October 8 at 5.30 PM.

The eight winners of the award for the year 2020 will be felicitated in the presence of Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Assistant Secretary General, UN and Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity; Prof Ramesh Chand, Member NITI Aayog among others.

Odisha Chief Secretary congratulated Das on the achievement.

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