Rohan Chakravarty, Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist, in May 2017 won 2017 WWF International President’s Award.
Chakravarty has been honoured for his efforts to inspire change and attitudes towards nature.
Chakravarty, under the banner of Green Humour, runs a series of cartoons on nature conservation issues. It is possibly one of the largest cartoon collections in the genre in India today.
Green Humour is published across several wildlife and environment magazines and newspapers.
It is also the first Indian comic strip to be distributed internationally.
The wildlife and environment cartoonist was announced as one of the two winners of the award, alongside Indonesian environmental youth champion, Adeline Tiffanie Suwana.
The 2017 WWF International President’s Award was presented in Manado, Indonesia.
About WWF International President’s Award
• The WWF International President’s Award is the global conservation organization’s top honour to recognize outstanding leadership in young conservationists from around the world.
• It acknowledges and encourages outstanding achievements of young people under the age of 30 who are making significant contributions to nature conservation.