Tony Whitten (1953-2017) was an inspirational conservationist who championed biodiversity across Asia and beyond. As a tribute to him we are delighted to invite applications for this award for early career conservationists and biodiversity researchers from East and Southeast Asia.
The prize is open to those under the age of 35 involved in any area of conservation or field biology in the region. Prizes will be awarded by a panel selected by Tony's family. The panel is especially interested in hearing about work on the overlooked species and habitats that Tony was most passionate about – such as caves and karst ecosystems, and understudied invertebrates and fishes.
The fund is able to provide three prizes of £1000 each in late 2019, with further rounds in the following two years. Applicants should be nationals of Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste or Vietnam.
The application period has now closed (1st September 2019). Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 31 December 2019.