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Environmental study grant increases in value

Environmental study grant increases in value

Monday 20 February 2023

Environmental study grant increases in value

Monday 20 February 2023


La Société Guernesiaise is now accepting applications for its 2023 grant.

It has been increased to £2,000 and aims to encourage the study and conservation of Guernsey's nature.

It is open to citizen scientists - people who are not in higher education and have started, or who want to start, researching parts of the island’s wildlife and ecology.

The grant is also open to students at undergraduate or postgraduate level who are studying subjects related to biodiversity and conservation of the natural environment. The Guernsey Biological Records Centre can offer office space, advice, and support to local researchers.

Last year’s winner, Anthony Ford-Marsland, is a local filmmaker. The La Société Grant supported the creation of a conservation documentary to raise awareness of our marine life, in particular seagrass and how important it is as both a plant and a habitat. The film is due to premiere this year.

"We're creating documentaries for conservation to raise awareness for the vital parts of our ecosystems in an engaging, educational and accessible way," he said.

"Not everyone has the opportunity to access, learn about and explore wildlife, by exposing people to some of the wondrous local habitats we hope to show the beauty and value that is right under our very noses. We plan for this film to be the first of many in raising awareness, educating and promoting conservation in our Bailiwick.”

The closing date for applications is 30 April. A form can be downloaded from La Société’s website. To be eligible you need to be a member of the group.

Any questions from any potential applicants should be emailed to science@societe.org.gg.

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