Bonn Convention thesis award for conservation of migratory species open for applications

The UNEP/CMS Thesis Award on Migratory Species Conservation, sponsored by Lufthansa, is now open for applications until April 2011 (click here for more details and to access the application form).

The award of €10 000 will be made at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Bonn Convention on Migratory Species (COP10) to be held in Norway in November 2011, in affiliation with the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, Germany.  The award is designed to promote scientific research and conservation of migratory species.

The thesis should provide new data and insights into the biology and ecology of migratory species or external factors disrupting their migration patterns.  Research results must be applicable to conservation measures to the benefit of migratory species.

Entries for the COP10 Awards are now invited with a closing date of 15 April 2011.  A licensed educational institution must have accepted the study as a Ph.D. or doctoral thesis. All theses accepted since the last COP9 (December 2008) may be submitted.

Two of the three previous laureates, both based in Cape Town, South Africa, studied ACAP-listed species for their theses, including the Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena (click here).

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 14 July 2010

The Agreement on the
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ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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