2016 Winners: Projects and final reports

Since 1989, the Man and the Biosphere Programme has been awarding yearly scholarships of up to US$5,000 to ten young researchers, to encourage them to work on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.
The 2016 laureates and their projects are:

  • Disaorn Aitthiariyasunthon (Thailand): Gender role in Ranong Biosphere Reserve management.
  • Ina Aneva (Bulgaria): Conservation and sustainable management of medicinal plants in biosphere reserves in Pirin and Slavyanka Mountains, southwestern Bulgaria.
  • Ajat Mohd Mokrish (Malaysia): Assessment of zoonotic disease awareness among primary and secondary schools students in Malaysia.
  • Fatimatou Sow (Guinea): Assessment of chemical and bacteriological pollution in the waters of the Haut Niger Biosphere Reserve.
  • Anna Yachmennikova (Russian Federation): Study of infectious diseases of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), one of key carnivore animals in tundra ecosystems at the territory of Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve.
  • Belarbi Zohir (Algeria): Compatibility between conservation and tourism at UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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