Tulsi Gowda, Indian Environmentalist
She is an Indian environmentalist hailing from Honnali village, Ankola taluk in Karnataka. Tulsi has planted more than 30,000 saplings and she looks after the nurseries of the Forest Department. Her work was honoured by the government of India and various other organizations. She bagged Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, on 8 November 2021. Tulsi Gowda is known by environmentalists as the “encyclopedia of the forest” and by her tribe as the “tree goddess” because of her extensive knowledge of forest and all of the plants that grow within it.