It is another proud moment for the state as Assam environmentalist Purnima Devi Barman has been selected for the prestigious Whitley Awards, also known as the Green Oscars. It was awarded for her efforts and campaigns for the conservation of greater adjutant storks.
It must be noted that global population of the bird is between 1,200 and 1,800, of which around 800 are found in Assam. About 150 are found in Bihar.
Purnima Devi Barman was instrumental in creating an all-female network in three villages of Kamrup district to save the greater adjutant storks.
She was selected from among 166 researchers from 66 countries and will receive an amount of 35,000 pounds in project funding over a year.
Source: New Indian Express.