Wildlife scientists awarded by NGO

By Sun Ye ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2014-01-17

OperationEarth, a non-governmental organization that supports wildlife research, announced its Scientist of the Year on Thursday.

Four scientists - Professor Richard Bodmer, who specializes in Amazonian biology and conservation; Zhang Heping, director of the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center; Dr Geoffrey Wahungu, who monitors wildlife populations and habitats in Africa and Australia; and Xiao Wen, who studies Yunnan Snub-nosed monkeys - were awarded the title.

"I believe life of wild animals will get better," Xiao said at the awarding ceremony.

The organization also awards distinguished young volunteers and international cooperation projects.

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