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Scholarship Award 2017

The Lillingstone Trust has awarded £1,000 towards a new PhD research project titled: ‘How is environmental change influencing the movement of Malaysia’s apex predators in wildlife corridors?’ The project, facilitated through the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology (DICE) and School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, aims to evaluate whether there is sufficient gene flow between isolated populations of the critically endangered Malayan tiger and vulnerable Indochinese leopard, and explore the added impact of climate change on population connectivity. The grant from the Lillingstone Trust will go towards travel costs, ensuring the pilot study – a crucial first step – can take place. The project is a collaboration between DICE, TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network, Perhilitan, and local NGOs.