Our Marion Paviour Award is reinstated for 2020!

We are delighted to announce that the Hawk Conservancy Trust has reinstated the Marion Paviour Award for 2020, thanks to a generous donation from E3 Leadership Development. Applications are now open!

The Marion Paviour Award supports research into the conservation of birds of prey and is aimed at early-career researchers working towards this goal. This is the third year of the award and there have been many high-quality applications received in the first two years. We are extremely proud to have supported two innovative and fascinating projects in 2018 and 2019.

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 Near Threatened Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis) in the Falkland Islands. Biologist Diego Méndez was the recipient in 2019, and he used the funding to support surveys of roosts, foraging grounds and nests of the King Vulture in central Bolivia.

The award this year has been made possible by a generous donation from E3 Leadership Development. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s doors were closed to visitors and has re-opened with heavily restricted visitor numbers and this resulted in a significant loss of income. Not only do we rely on this income to conduct our vital conservation and research, but also to support the Marion Paviour Award. Without support like the donation from E3 Leadership Development, our own work and the offer of this award would not be possible.

Gary Wyles, Director of E3 Leadership Development, said “The focus of the Marion Paviour Award on engaging with young researchers, enabling them to apply for the award and empowering the winner to conduct important research is closely aligned with the ethos of E3 Leadership Development of Engage, Enable and Empower. We are delighted to support this award for 2020.”

Applications are now open! If you are an early-career researcher working towards the conservation of birds of prey, we encourage you to apply for the 2020 Marion Paviour Award. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2020.

Click here to find out more about the award, or to apply.


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