The EBS (Emily B. Shane) Award

The EBS (Emily B. Shane) Award

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The Emily B. Shane Award (EBS) supports conservation-oriented, non-harmful field research on free-ranging Odontocetes and Sirenians. The award honours Emily B. Shane (1924-1995), a fine amateur naturalist and dedicated conservationist. Funds are awarded to projects with clear conservation priorities for an odontocete or sirenian species, population, or habitat critical to the species. Research that also impacts a local human community in terms of increased public awareness, capacity building, or education may be given special consideration. The award, given annually, will total approximately US$10,000. The award committee may opt to divide the award among two or more applicants. Although awards will be made for no more than one year at a time, applicants may apply more than once for the same project.

Eligibility: The award is available to students and other researchers who meet the evaluation criteria. The application should be submitted by the person conducting the research.

A call for proposals for the EBS Award was made in early 2016. The award honours Emily B. Shane (1924-1995), a fine amateur naturalist and dedicated conservationist. Thirty one proposals were received from around the globe. The EBS Award supports conservation-oriented, non-harmful field research on free-ranging Odontocetes and Sirenians, especially those aimed at habitat and species conservation. Research that also impacts a local human community in terms of increased public awareness, capacity building, or education are given special consideration.

The 2016 winners are:
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Shambhu Paudel

Understanding the effects of artisanal fishing on the ecology of Ganges River dolphin in Nepal

 

 

 

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Federico Secunza
Filling a Conservation Gap: Bycatch estimates of the Franciscana dolphin in southern Brazil

 

 

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