The renowned cheetah expert, Dr. K. Ullas Karanth, has been denied an extension to his term as the director of the Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS). This decision has been met with much criticism from the scientific community, who have expressed their disappointment at the lack of recognition for Dr. Karanth’s invaluable contributions to the field of cheetah conservation.
Dr. Karanth has been a leading figure in the field of cheetah conservation for over two decades. He has been instrumental in the development of the CWS, which has been at the forefront of cheetah research and conservation efforts in India. His research has been widely published in international journals and he has been a vocal advocate for the protection of cheetahs in India.
Despite his impressive credentials, Dr. Karanth’s term as the director of the CWS was not extended. This decision has been met with much criticism from the scientific community, who have expressed their disappointment at the lack of recognition for Dr. Karanth’s invaluable contributions to the field of cheetah conservation.
The decision to deny Dr. Karanth an extension has been seen as a sign of the government’s lack of commitment to cheetah conservation. This is particularly concerning given the fact that India is home to the world’s last remaining population of Asiatic cheetahs. The species is critically endangered and is facing a number of threats, including habitat loss and poaching.
The scientific community has called on the government to reconsider its decision and to extend Dr. Karanth’s term as the director of the CWS. They argue that his expertise and experience are essential for the successful conservation of the species.
The future of cheetah conservation in India is uncertain without the leadership of Dr. Karanth. It is essential that the government reconsiders its decision and extends his term as the director of the CWS. Only then can the species be given the protection it deserves.