New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Lok Sabha MP Pramila Bisoyi has been honored with the ‘Earth Heroes Award’ for 2019 for her commitment to protecting peacocks.
Bisoyi, who represents Aska Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha’s Ganjam district, has been conferred the prestigious award for her initiative in peacock protection at Pakidi hills near Chermaria village in Aska block.
She has been a part of this movement for over 18 years.
Under her guidance, women have devised ways for protecting peacocks by providing them food in jungles and ensuring that the area remained free from poaching and encroachment, a release said.
Previously, Bisoyi received the ‘Prakruti Bandhu’ and ‘Prakruti Mitra’ awards by the Odisha Government.
Earth Heroes Awards are awards instituted by Royal Bank of Scotland in association with World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to recognise and honour individuals and institutions who work exceptionally hard to preserve and protect critical eco-systems.