CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP

With the international species conservation program Berlin World Wild, young conservationists from around the world are supported, who are dedicated to the long-term protection of endangered species and habitats, as well as environmental education.

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    #TeamWild

    The scholarship supports conservationists. From countless applications from over 40 countries, seven outstanding individuals have been selected. A warm welcome to #TeamWild!

    Adrian Leitoro

    Project Name

    NAPO - Nature and People As One

    Mission

    Establishment of a Shepherd Network

    Location

    Kenya, Africa

     

    The traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples plays a crucial role in species conservation. Adrian Leitoro is dedicated to actively involving shepherds in the landscapes of Mount Marsabit in Kenya in nature conservation. His approach entrusts these shepherds with the responsibility for the protection of wildlife and their habitats. This ensures, in the long term, the conservation of endangered habitats and species.

     

    About the Project

    I am committed to promoting effective and fair nature conservation that benefits both communities and the environment.
    Adrian Leitoro

    Eva Johnson

    Project Name

    Women in Conservation Organization (WICO)

    Focus

    Women in Conservation

     Location

    Tanzania, Africa

     

    Eva Johnson advocates for active female participation in nature conservation. The organization she co-founded, WICO, assists women in Tanzania in exploring alternative sources of income and acquiring the necessary knowledge for implementing species conservation projects.

     

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    WICO will contribute to creating a community where women are confident and capable of actively participating in nature conservation.
    Eva Johnson

    Guilherme Costa Alvarenga

    Project Name

    Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development

    Mission

    Resolve conflicts between humans and jaguars.

    Location

    Amazonas, Brazil

     

    The natural distribution focus of jaguars is the rainforests of the Amazon. Guilherme Costa Alvarenga has been collecting field data on the distribution of these big cats in Brazil for 10 years. In his current research study, he is gathering data on jaguar wildlife corridors. His goal is to collaborate with the local population to develop solutions for peaceful coexistence between jaguars and humans.

     

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    I feel capable of addressing the challenges of conservation in the most threatened jaguar habitats in Brazil (...)
    Guilherme Costa Alvarenga

    Jailabdeen A

    Focus

    Gharial

    Mission

    Protection of a rare crocodile species

    Location

    India, Asia

     

    Along the Chambal River in India lies the world's largest population of Gharials. Jailabdeen A collects on-site data to examine the impact of human activities along the river on the utilization of sandbanks by these animals. The insights gained will contribute to deriving future conservation measures.

     

    About the project

    My research is crucial for the management and long-term protection of Gharials in the National Chambal Sanctuary.
    Jailabdeen A

    Janam Shrestha

    Project Name

    Red Panda Network

    Mission

    Research on the Red Panda

    Location

    Himalayas, Nepal

     

    The main threat to the survival of red pandas is the deforestation of their habitat in the Himalayas. Janam Shrestha is researching the role of red pandas as seed dispersers. These animals feed on berries and fruits, and by excreting the seeds in their feces, they likely contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in the forests.

     

    To the project

    Through my work, my perspective on the "human and nature" approach has shifted. The implementation of research findings alongside on-site conservation measures is crucial for long-term species conservation.
    Janam Shrestha

    Mildren Juma

    Focus

    Impacts of Human Influences on the River Ecosystem

    Mission

    Protection for Fish Schools in the Mara River

    Location

    Tanzania and Kenya, Africa

     

    The Mara River flows through Kenya and Tanzania, playing a crucial role as a lifeline for numerous wildlife species and the local population. Mildren Juma is researching the impacts of human influences on the river ecosystem, particularly the potential consequences of hydropower projects on local fish stocks. The data she collects serves as a knowledge foundation for policymakers.

    Due to the changes I observe in Kenya, a country with great biodiversity, especially the loss of crucial habitats and various species, I am motivated to contribute to conservation efforts.
    Mildren Juma

    Yi-Feng Wang

    Project Name

    Wildlife Conservation Research Unit

    Mission

    Facilitating Reintroduction for the Clouded Leopard

    Location

    Taiwan, Asia

     

    In the forests of Taiwan, the clouded leopard has not been seen for over 35 years. Yi-Feng Wang is collecting on-site data to determine if the habitat is suitable and if there are enough prey animals available. He also incorporates the knowledge of local communities into his research. With his project, he is examining the possibility of reintroducing the endangered big cats to this area.

     

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    Following my passion for the clouded leopard, I have embarked on a journey to reintroduce this species to its historical habitat.
    Yi-Feng Wang

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