International Honour for Conservation to MSSRF Executive Director
Dr V Selvam, Executive Director MSSRF was recently honoured by the Thailand Princess Maha Chakri Srinidhorn during the International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services held in the Srinidhorn International Environmental Park.
Dr Selvam was recognized for his work on mangrove restoration and conservation and he is the only Indian who received this honour, for his work on mangroves. Dr Selvam has led MSSRF’s work on coastal systems resource management and conservation for over two decades and these initiatives have been appreciated nationally and globally.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.