Funding award available for early-career raptor conservationists

A funding award of up to £1,000 is up for grabs to help support early-career researchers working on projects that focus on the conservation of birds of prey.

The Marion Paviour Award is administered by the Hawk Conservancy and this is the third year it has been available.

This award is open to applicants anywhere in the world and preference will be given to those seeking support for costs associated with fieldwork and conference attendance to present findings.

In 2018, MSc researcher Katie Harrington received the award to support her research involved with designing and constructing tail-mounted data loggers to investigate the daily movements and activities of the Striated Caracara in the Falkland Islands. Biologist Diego Méndez was the recipient in 2019, using the funding to support surveys of roosts, foraging grounds and nests of the King Vulture in central Bolivia.

The closing date for applications for this year’s award is 31 August 2020. Funds will be available from Oct 2020.

For more information and details of how to apply online, please see here.

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