Since 1990, a young Canadian biologist has had the fortunate opportunity of being selected to receive Wildlife Preservation Canada’s yearly award, the Canada’s New Noah scholarship. Scott Grindal was Wildlife Preservation Canada’s 2nd New Noah, and tells us what it meant to him.
“As a young and burgeoning wildlife biologist in 1991, I was incredibly honoured and excited to have been awarded the 2nd New Noah scholarship. The experience of learning from and working with dedicated conservationists in the exotic locations of Jersey, Mauritius, and Madagascar equipped me with a lifelong enthusiasm and skill set for contributing to recovering endangered species. After returning from the New Noah experience, I went on to complete a Master’s degree in bat ecology, then spent the next 20 years applying this compiled knowledge to addressing how our human activities impact the ecosystems in which we live. I currently work in the energy sector, where I engage with multiple stakeholders on advancing approaches for conserving our environment (e.g., protecting and restoring high conservation habitats, developing action plans for endangered species, mitigating impacts of industrial development). The New Noah Program was foundational in cementing the passion, as well as scientific basis, for sound conservation management practices.”
Thank you Scott, for sharing your experience with us, and for your contributions to the field of conservation. Click here for more information on the program, and how to apply to become the next Canada’s New Noah.