Award for Indian wildlife scientist

November 19th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian botanist and wildlife scientist, Aparajita Datta, has been selected for the 2009 Women of Discovery Awards along with four other eminent women from different parts of the world.New York based Wings WorldQuest’s mission is to celebrate and to support the extraordinary women explorers by promoting scientific exploration, education, and conservation.

Engaged in long-term monitoring of threatened wildlife with local communities in northeast India, Aparajita Datta would receive the Wings WorldQuest Award for Humanity, according to the announcement made Nov 17.

Among other awardees are American Acoustical Geophysicist Maya Tolstoy (Wings WorldQuest Award for the Sea), Brazilian volcanologist Rosaly Lopes (Air & Space), Mongolian paleontologist Bolortsetseg Minjin (Earth) and Egyptian Wildlife Biologist Leela Hazzah (Field Research).

“These awards acknowledge excellence in fields related to international exploration, bringing to light the research, adventures, and pioneering discoveries of women that have led to global and scientific advancement,” the announcement said.

The awards would be presented in New York April 28, 2009.

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