Via St. Andrews Prize website: At a ceremony in the University of St Andrews today, Dr Leela Hazzah, Director and Founder of the Lion Guardians team was presented with the winning prize of $100,000 USD. Leela says: ‘I am delighted with this win. This money will cover the core costs of the programme, which are the backbone of our organisation. We will continue to develop and improve the educational, technical and communications elements of each site, ensuring that they have a customised programme to fit their specific needs. It will also enable us to scale up the programme into new areas where both imperilled carnivores and indigenous communities would greatly benefit from its expansion.’
The St Andrews Prize is an environmental initiative by the University of St Andrews, which attracts scholars of international repute and carries out world-class teaching and research, and ConocoPhillips, an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries.
Congratulations Leela! We can't wait to see what you do next.