Mr. Bishwanath Rijal (Nepal Program Coordinator) is a recipient of the prestigious Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award given by the International Primatological Society (IPS). Dr. Chia Tan (Vice President) in her nomination letter to the IPS wrote, “I have known Bishwanath since 2011. It has been my true honor to mentor Bishwanath, as I am inspired continuously by his dedication and passion to educate Nepali children and adults about the plight of primates in their country and around the world. I have witnessed his professional growth in the past five years, and in my opinion, Bishwanath embodies the true spirit of Charles Southwick – dedication, compassion and professionalism. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of such a special award than Bishwanath.” Congratulations!