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200,000 RMB to support wild Asian Elephant research

June, 14

Pr. Patrick Giraudoux, coordinator of the GDRI Ecosystem Health and Environmental Disease Ecology and distinguished professor of the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE), has been awarded a 200,000 RMB (27 k€) grant by the government of the Yunnan Province. This kind of grant supports “high-level international science and technology programmes”.

The application was submitted by Pr. LI Li of the YUFE - Wildlife Management and Ecosystem Health lab (WMEH), in connexion with Pr. ZHANG Li of the Beijing Normal University, with whom a cooperative research programme is ongoing.

It includes two main objectives: (1) to reinforce international cooperation between researchers about wildlife – human conflicts and the ecology of Asian and African elephants (involving the ILTER-Zones ateliers Hwange and Arc jurassien) (2) to develop a landscape approach for risk assessment in the wild elephant population area of south China.

The official award ceremony took place in the 4th China-South Asia Expo, June 13-16, in Kunming at the 1st Yunnan conference on International Exchange of Professionals (YCIEP) themed “Galaxy of Talents, Striding of Yunnan”.

Patrick Giraudoux, Chrono-environment, University of Franche-Comté
Li Li, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

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