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Sunday, March 16, 2003

Founder-Director of the Bangalore-based Asian Elephant Research and Conservation Centre Professor Raman Sukumar has won the Whitley Golden award, the most prestigious international award in the field of environment conservation.

Raman Sukumar has been given the award for his efforts to save endangered Asian elephants.

Sukumar received the award popularly known as the "Green Oscar" along with a cash prize of £50,000 from Princess Anne at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Thursday.