Global Urban Conservation Champion Award 2023 is presented to Jitendra Pardeshi
in recognition of his exceptional dedication towards urban conservation in India. Using innovative techniques, he has planted native plants towards creating climate-resilient cities to fight global warming. He has also worked on awareness and outreach, demonstrating a lifelong commitment as a conservation pioneer. His effective citizen engagement, collaborative actions, and building of conservation support within the community reflect his inspiration and passion for protecting the environment and biodiversity.