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Elephant Researcher Prajna Chowta Conferred with Knighthood by France


Film-maker and elephant researcher Prajna Chowta was recently appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the French Government.
●    The official ceremony is expected to be held later in 2016 in Bengaluru.
●    The appointment of Chowta by the President of the French Republic comes in recognition of a life devoted to caring for wild Asian elephants.
●    Chowta is the founder of Aane Mane Foundation.
●    The Foundation has been researching and conserving wild Asian elephants.
●    She has also authored the Elephant Code Book on captive elephant management as well as the French book Enfant d’Elephant (Elephant’s Child) in 2014. 
●    The book is based on the sketches of tribals and their relationship with elephants.
●    She is among the few Indian women to be appointed a Knight

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