Shri Jasnath Asan, Rajasthan, India
Photo © Shri Jasnath Asan, 2016
BS in Wildlife Biology or Environmental Education
"In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”
This often quoted line was spoken by Baba Dioum, a Senegalese forestry engineer during a presentation in New Delhi in 1968, at the General Assembly of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
With his sound observations in mind, I am excited to announce full college scholarships for two students from Panchla Siddha, Rajasthan to any University in India in order to obtain a BS degree in Wildlife Biology or Environmental Education.
The two scholarships will be awarded to a boy and a girl, one in 2019 and one in 2020, These scholarships will provide two village student with funding necessary to pursue a career in the field of conservation.
I believe that we must have reverence for the natural world, but we must also have the knowledge, training, and skills to turn a deep reverence into a conservation or land ethic. These trained scientists and environmental educators will help us continue our work to protect the beauty and diversity of the great wild places of our planet for the next generation.
One scholarship will be funded by the Shri Jasnath Asan Trust http://www.shrijasnathasan.org/shridev-jasnath-trust/. The second scholarship is half funded by the great generosity of Jessica Pociask, founder of WANT Expeditions https://wantexpeditions.com of Traverse City, MI with the remaining funding obtained through a GoFund crowd-sourced campaign.
If you are interested in donating - stay tuned. I will be sending out specific information, as soon as it is available.
Panchla Siddha, India
Sharon K. Schafer
I paint, photograph, and speak about wild places in an act of reciprocity that is as vital to me as heartbeat or breath.
My interest in the magic and mystery of the natural world lies at the intersection of art and science.
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