We are pleased to announce the winners of our fellowships to the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, which we are making available through our Biodiversity Media Initiative in partnership with the Arcadia Fund and the Full Circle Fund of RSF Social Finance.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest conservation conference. It gathers leaders from governments, civil society and the private sector. Our fellowship programme will focus on ‘the Forum’, which IUCN describes as ‘the largest knowledge marketplace for conservation and sustainable development science, practice and innovation with over 600 sessions addressing a wide range of issues’.
311 journalists applied for the fellowships and we have chosen to support the following 16 fellows.
Marina Gilbert Aizen – Revista Viva, Argentina
Catalina Arevalo – EFE, Spain
Ananda Banerjee – Mint, India
Pablo Hernandez Mares – Mongabay, Mexico
Kevin Dayonga – National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea
Priestley Habru – Solomon Island Sun, Solomon Islands
Wanjohi Kabukuru – Indian Ocean Observatory, Kenya
Bernardo Esteves – Piaui, Brazil
Sang Hnin Lian – The Chinland Post, Myanmar
Dev Kumar Sunuwar – Indigenous Voice, Nepal
Cain Nunns – Freelancer, New Zealand
Vathani Panirchellvum – The Sun, Malaysia
Maria Clara Valencia – Indian Country Today Media Network, Colombia
Fidelis Satriastanti – Mongabay, Indonesia
Gaulbert Sutherland – Stabroek News, Guyana
Shi Yi – The Paper, China
Congratulations to all of the winners. We look forward to working with them and sharing their stories.