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Bisbees Conservation Journal Q2 2015

EDUCATION Fully Funded Scholarships Paul Watson, founder of the Bisbee’s Marine Biology Scholarship Program (seen on left in photo below) and Jorge Rodriguez, Green Scholarship Program coordinator, (seen on right), met in March with 6 out of the 12 candidates from Los Cabos that are competing for four fully paid scholarships for a La Paz University Marine Biology Degree. Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund is financing these starting 2015, and will be financing 4 more scholarships per year for 2016 and 2017. All 12 students will take a university entrance exam on May 15, 2015 and the top 4 selected by the University board will be automatically accepted. Bisbee’s aims to finance more marine biology scholarships if the La Paz University will take more from our candidates beyond the top 4 selected academically. Paul with support from Bisbee’s, wants to expand the scholarship program even further and will organize fully paid scholarships for students wanting to get a degree in Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Fisheries Engineering, Engineering in Renewable Energy, Oceanology or Oceanography. Paul Watson, founder of the Bisbee’s Marine Biology Scholarship Program - ‘Family finances’ do not have to be the reason why your child cannot go to university - maybe we can help! BISBEE’S CONSERVATION JOURNAL Q2 • 2015 101 By BCJ Staff Writer Top ‘A’ students can go for a degree in Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Fisheries Engineering, Engineering in Renewable Energy, Oceanology or Oceanography. BCJ: What advice would you offer to fellow “green” hunters? CW: Shooting a dart gun isn’t like a regular rifle. It’s more like a blow gun with a range of 50 yards or less so accuracy counts. And you need to be in shape, ready to do a lot of walking and stalking. Patience is the key word. BCJ: As a big-game angler, would you say that green hunts are comparable to catch and release fishing? CW: Absolutely. Any big-game fisherman knows how great the feeling is of fighting a monster fish and getting it to the boat. You tag it, revive it and see it swim away. You’ve conquered that fish, yet it’s still alive to fight another day. The green hunts are the same concept. Supporting these type of conservation efforts is very rewarding. It’s the chance to give back to the sport and help preserve animals that are teetering on the brink of extinction. THANKS CHIP!


Bisbees Conservation Journal Q2 2015
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