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EDGE Fellow Buuvei wins award!

By on April 3, 2009 in EDGE Fellows, Mammals, Saiga, Uncategorized

EDGE Fellow Bayarbaatar Buuveibaatar, a young scientist engaged in saiga research and conservation activities in his home country of Mongolia, has been awarded $15,000 USD to carry out his Masters research in the USA from the Sidney Byers Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation.

The Scholarship, which is administered by the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN), awards funds annually to promising young conservationists working across Africa, Asia and South America, and provides a grant for graduate education and applied training to students who are committed to working on wildlife conservation in their home countries. Scholarship candidates expand upon the ground-breaking work of WCN Partners, while gaining the skills they will need to pioneer projects of their own in the future.

“We believe that the future of wildlife conservation depends on local people working with local communities to resolve wildlife conflicts,” said Charles Knowles, WCN Executive Director. “The Byers Scholarship will identify, invest in, and help develop the future leaders of wildlife conservation around the world.”

Congratulations to Buuvei for this great achievement, which is well deserved for his dedication and enthusiasm for conservation in Mongolia.