2022 Conservation Prize Winner
There were ten entries which qualified for consideration for the ‘most novel examination of human-wildlife relationships or relationships in conservation practice’ prize. The organizing committee was incredibly impressed by the depth and breadth of the presentations.
Our winner is Natasha Matsaert, who presented about ‘ghost memorials’ and the small wildlife that gets overlooked in local conservation practice. It was an interesting and educational talk and made us consider how we don’t have to travel far to make a difference for wildlife and wild spaces. Natasha won a swag pack (hat, t-shirt, set of signed books) and will be featured on social media feeds. She will have a chance to meet team members in her area of interest and receive mentoring from conservationists and anthrozoologists.
Biography: Natasha is a master’s degree student in the UK. She wants to use research and her background in communication to help animal causes. She likes to combine artwork and outreach.
2022 Fanimal Prize Winner
The Fanimal prize for the category “most progressive post graduate exploration of symbiotic human-animal relations” has been awarded to Sindhoor Pangal. Sindhoor has been awarded a place on the Fanimal Fellowship Program, an exciting opportunity for emerging animal scholars and advocates to explore animal-focused careers. Fanimal’s Fellowship Program is designed for post-grads to develop skills in non-profit management, networking, WordPress, marketing, social media, research, education and outreach, event planning and management, content development, and visual design. Fellows will also receive a stipend to attend a conference. You can learn more about the Fanimal Fellowship prize and hear from past fellows on the Fanimal website: https://fanimal.online/programs/fellowship-programs/