Dino Martins, Director of the Environmental Change and Sustainability Field School at Stony Brook University’s Turkana Basin Institute, was named winner of the 2015 Whitley Gold Award, presented April29, 2015, at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Bestowed by the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN), a charity offering awards and grants to outstanding nature conservationists around the world, the Whitley Awards support projects founded on good science, community involvement and pragmatism. Through a process of reference, application and interview, WFN identifies effective national and regional conservation leaders and celebrates them through grants of up to £35,000.
Martins, an entomologist, was recognized for his project entitled “People, plants & pollinators: protecting the little things that power the planet.”
Read more about Martins’ work in Kenya.