Madhav Gadgil and Jane Lubchenco won Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015 [ Current Affairs ]
Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil and US Scientist Dr. Jane Lubchenco selected for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015 and they will share the 200000 US Dollar cash prize.
- In 1991, MS Swaminathan was the first Indian to receive the award and Ecologist Madhav Gadgil became the second Indian to receive the award in 2015.
- Environmental Achievement award has given in the field for their leadership and engagement in the development of conservation and sustainability policies in the United States, India and internationally.
- Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil and US Scientist Dr. Jane Lubchenco will receive a gold medallion and 200000 US dollar at a private ceremony in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on 24 April 2015.
- Madhav Gadgil was the Chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) while Dr. Lubchenco is a distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies at Oregon State University.
- In 1973, The Tyler prize was instituted by the International Tyler Prize Executive Committee with the administrative support of the University of Southern California.
- Published on: March 25, 2015