Bayarbaatar Buuveibaatar, a young scientist engaged in saiga research and conservation activites 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.
“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.”
As a partner of WCN, the SCA is eligible to apply for the Byers Scholarship, and Buuvei’s success follows on from a Scholarship awarded to Nadezhda Arylova of the Russian Republic of Kalmykia in 2007.