The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Announcing the John Thorbjarnarson Fellowship for Reptile Research

The Wildlife Conservation Society is honored to announce that we are accepting applications for the John Thorbjarnarson Fellowship for Reptile Research. WCS Senior Conservation Scientist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles, and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation. With the generous support of the Thorbjarnarson family, WCS has established a memorial fellowship fund in John’s name.

This call will be open to applicants who otherwise qualify under the Research Fellowship Program eligibility requirements and whose research interests are focused on the conservation of reptiles. Applications should be submitted through the regular RFP process described on this website.