The Saiga Conservation Alliance is pleased to announce a new award for Young Conservation Leaders based in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia and Uzbekistan.

The SCA recognises that it is imperative to support the next generation of conservationists, and so with our Young Conservation Leaders award we will be able to support five aspiring conservationists with grants of $1000 each.

The awards are to support a 12 month project which links to the ongoing work of the SCA in the winner’s country and we are calling applications from conservationists between the ages of 18-30 who live in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia or Uzbekistan.

The young conservation leaders will work with the SCA’s administrative team to further the aims of the SCA. They will work on one aspect of the SCA’s activities of their own choosing (for example improving the website or the Saiga Resource Centre, developing activities for young people in their country or international links, or participating in one of the SCA’s projects in their country).

The young conservation leaders will be mentored by a member of the SCA Steering Committee from their country. The SCA would also support them to access opportunities for funding and training, e.g. WCN student internships, the Student Conference on Conservation Science, helping them write a Rufford grant, or other support that they may need.

The Young Conservation Leaders award application form must be applied for by the candidate themselves.

In order to apply for an award, please fill out the application form and submit your application to

The closing date for the competition is 15th April 2014.

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