Image © Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
Recipient of the 2019 Neville Shulman Challenge Award, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, will be sharing tales from her travels to the remote Nagalands of India and Myanmar in an episode of Costing the Earth on BBC Radio 4.
The Naga people inhabit the remote, little-visited borderlands of north-eastern India and Myanmar, but with the incursions of roads, mines and missionaries their culture is in danger of disappearing. Travel writer Antonia travelled by boat, foot and local transport, to document the Naga people, their lands and their rich cultural traditions. She met shamans, Baptist preachers, opium farmers, jade miners, wildlife traders and Naga insurgents engaged in an ongoing struggle for independence from India and Myanmar.
Antonia’s radio documentary Fate of the falcons explores how the Naga people are turning from hunters to conservationists and will be broadcast at 3.30pm on Tuesday 10 March on BBC Radio 4.
If you are unable to listen live, you can catch up online via the BBC website.
Each year the Neville Shulman Challenge Award awards £5,000 to a challenging research project or expedition that furthers the understanding and exploration of the planet - its cultures, peoples and environments. The award is supported by Neville Shulman CBE.
Each year we support over 60 research projects across the world. Find a grant.
Run in partnership with BBC Radio 4, this award offers £5,000 to make a 'journey of a lifetime' and the chance to tell the world about it in a radio documentary.
Grants of up to £3,000 to help teams of students and researchers undertake overseas fieldwork.
An annual award of £12,500 to an expedition working in an aquatic environment.
The Land Rover Bursary supported challenging journeys promoting a wider understanding and enjoyment of geography between 2008 and 2020.
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