Pavel Amosov is deputy director for science at Bogdinsk Baskunchak nature reserve in Astrakhan Province, Russia.
Pavel has been working in the reserve for 2 years and is responsible for monitoring the status of the reserve’s vertebrate populations. Prior to this appointment he was a university lecturer in the zoology of vertebrates, and continues to lecture in addition to his current role.
He intends to use the grant money to study the number, distribution and migration routes of saiga antelope that pass through the Baskunchak Lake area. This information will be used to facilitate protection of saiga during their migration and to inform the development of visitor media.