GLOBAL SCHOLARS: We are proud to present our 2017 Global Scholar Program Finalists. 2017 was the most challenging in our history, with over 150 highly qualified scientists competing from over 30 countries. The group below represents the best of the best of conservationists using geography and GIS to pursue effective science, educate and change local communities, and discover new ways of protecting species.
- Aaria Ripeka Dobson-Waitere, Taranaki Whaanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika, New Zealand
- Anastasia Philippova, NeoEcoProject, Russia
- Bruna Oliveira, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas, Brazil
- Dina H. Andrianoely, Centre ValBio, Madagascar
- Doost Ali Nawaz, Wildlife Conservation Society, Pakistan
- Erwin Pardo Toledo, Forest Certification Authority, Bolivia
- Hermenegildo A. Matimele, National Herbarium of Mozambique
- Jassiel L. M'soka, Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Zambia
- Jimmy Leonardo Pinedo Silva, ECOAN - Alto Mayo Protected Forest, Peru
- Johanna Prüssmann, (EFN), World WIldlife Fund, Colombia
- Khew Ee Hung, Rakuno Gakuen University, Japan/ Malaysia
- Laura Daniela Benítez, Yubarta Foundation, Colombia
- Lucy Peter Liew, (EFN), Danau Girang Field Centre, Malaysia
- Marisol Dominguez, Aves Argentinas, Argentina
- Mohammad "Doha" Shamsuddoha, Wildteam, Bangladesh
- Solomon C. Carlon, Conservation International, Liberia
- Vincent Abere, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya
- Wilde Rosny Ngalekassaga, (EFN), Conservation Justice, Gabon
- Yogendra K Karna, Nepal Ministry of Forests / University of Melbourne, Australia
TRAIN THE TRAINER TEACHERS (TTT): these are prior scholars who were selected for advanced training to become certified SCGIS Instructors, and are returning to assist the scholarship program with additional instruction.
- Angela Tarimy, Manondroala Project, Madagascar
- Tatenda Muchopa, Painted Dog Research Trust, Zimbabwe
SCGIS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER: This is a new program to honor an international student volunteer who serves as a course assistant & support person for the scholars.
We also give special thanks to the World Widlife Fund EFN program for their special support of our 3 scholars from Gabon, Malaysia and Colombia, ("EFN").