Lim awarded scholarship for tiger conservation research

November 23, 2011

Anya Lim, a Ph.D. candidate in the Nelson Institute Environment and Resources program, has been awarded a fellowship from the Kaplan Graduate Awards Program in support of her research mitigating human-carnivore conflict in the Nam-Et Phou Louey National Protected Area in Laos.

A member of the Nelson Institute Carnivore Coexistence Lab, Lim has studied the conflicts between people and tigers at the Hunchun National Nature Reserve in northern China. Now she's preparing for extended research at Nam-Et Phou Louey, where she'll work with people living in close proximity to Indochinese tigers.

The Kaplan Graduate Awards Program is a scholarship program that supports the conservation efforts of young biologists working on wild felids in situ. Grant applications must demonstrate that the project has scientific merit as well as direct relevance to conservation issues.

In recognition of her work, Lim was previously awarded an International Peace Scholarship by the Philanthropic Educational Organization.