Sasmita Lanka

Forest officer Sasmita braves odds, wins UN award


Nothing to do with tigers but we want to tell you the news anyway.

A female forest officer from India, Sasmita Lanka has received the United Nation’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award. This is the first time that an Indian female officer has received this award.

Lanka, who is a divisional forest officer in Athgarh, Odisha, received the award under the ‘Gender Leadership and Impact’ category for her work in help in busting international pangolin smuggling rackets in the state.

The article was published on Gulf Today, on February 9, 2021.