The AG Society Blog: And the winner is…Wolbachia!

After a long and interesting meeting on Monday the sponsorships for July have been chosen.

To my delight they include the wonderful Wolbachia project that I mentioned last week on the blog. Katherine Barry from Macquarie Uni in Sydney will be studying the Wolbachia bacteria that creates…

By Kylie Piper November 7, 2013 Reading Time: < 1
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After a long and interesting meeting on Monday the sponsorships for July have been chosen.

To my delight they include the wonderful Wolbachia project that I
mentioned last week on the blog. Katherine Barry from Macquarie Uni in
Sydney will be studying the Wolbachia bacteria that creates… wait for
it… transvestite butterflies! You will find out more about this strange
and interesting creature in the next issue of Compass, and online.

We also have some Tassie trekkers,  a couple of conservationists from central Queensland and a truly amazing project that crosses the boundaries between the world’s most ancient life form and present day climate issues.

We had over 40 applications from all over the country and some difficult decision had to be made about which projects we could sponsor. Thanks to all of you out there who applied, it’s always great to read the amazing projects that Aussies are inspired to undertake. And don’t forget to keep subscribing, or tell your friends to subscribe to AG – a portion of AG profits go to help the Society continue its work supporting adventure, conservation, science and community projects. Just about every person in Australia is eligible for an Australian Geographic Society sponsorship so you just never know, the next person we sponsor could be you!

Check out our recent sponsorships!