Gowri Shankar

King cobra conservationist
Gowri Shankar educates Indians on the importance of the king cobra, a feared, maligned and now threatened reptile species.

Why you should listen

Ecologist Gowri Shankar is cofounder of the Kalinga Foundation Trust and the Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology, two environmental education and research organizations in Karnataka, India. His work focuses on the conservation of the Western Ghats with a specific focus on reptiles, particularly king cobras.

Gowri Shankar’s TED talk