Receiving the inaugural Esmond B Martin Prize on the 3rd of April at the Royal Geographic Society in London was a bittersweet moment for me. Lucy Vigne's comprehensive obituary of Esmond Bradley Martin reminded me of the incredible work he did for Kenya's conservation community. I knew him well through our joint efforts to combat wildlife crime, and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside him.
The Royal Geographic Society hall in London was filled with people who shared his passion for conservation, and it was an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious institution. This new prize is an opportunity to keep Esmond's name and his passion for research, data collection, and publications alive.
The funds we received will be used to support our mission of providing underrepresented Kenyan children with access to high-quality hands-on experiences in conservation, science, and nature. We want to empower the next generation of conservationists and inspire them to protect Kenya's incredible wildlife.
If you are interested in supporting our work at the Wildlife Warriors Field Lab, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can email us at email@example.com with the subject line "Support Field Lab." Together, we can make a difference in the fight to protect Kenya's wildlife.