WildChina > WildChina Explorer Grant > Applications for the WildChina Explorer Grant due soon!

Interested in exploring forgotten villages in Guizhou? Have a passion for the traditional art of rug weaving from Xinjiang? Itching to retrace a famous route? If so, you better act quickly! The WildChina Explorer Grant application deadline is fast approaching! Potential applicants have until November 15, 2011, to e-mail their applications to expedition@wildchina.com.

The WildChina staff is not the only group excited about viewing the incoming applications.  Our WildChina Explorer Grant Panel of Ed Wong of the The New York Times, Li Bo of Friends of Nature and Yu Hui of National Geographic Traveler China are also looking forward to seeing what creative ideas in China travel are pushed forward.

In this post, we have included a bit more on each of our expert panelists for our readership to learn more about their expertise:

Edward Wong is an American journalist and a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Edward served as one of the Times’ main correspondents covering the Iraq War from November 2003 through June 2007. He moved to the paper’s Beijing bureau in April 2008. Wong reports on China’s politics, economy, military, foreign policy and culture. He has covered signature events of recent years in China, including the Sichuan earthquake and the Beijing Olympics. He has also reported from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, North Korea, Mongolia, India,Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan.

Applications for the WildChina Explorer Grant due soon!


Since 2009, Li Bo has been the Executive Director of Friends of Nature , a domestic environment group based in Beijing focused on mitigating environment risks.  Over the past decade, as witness and participant in a drastically changing Chinese society, Li Bo has been involved in the work of diverse NGOs with different missions: rural livelihoods, indigenous knowledge, natural resource management and world heritage management in Yunnan, community-based tourism, biodiversity conservation, and NGO-led advocacy for transparent dam site decision making in southwest China.

Applications for the WildChina Explorer Grant due soon!


Yu Hui is the founder and executive editor of National Geographic Traveler (Chinese edition). Within the magazine, Yu brings expert knowledge of travel editing, publishing, advertising and marketing. Under his direction, Yu Hui has overseen the Chinese edition of The National Geographic Traveler to become the highest grossing edition of the magazine (currently published in 15 countries). Over the years, Mr. Yu has also pioneered the concept of sustainable travel in China and his magazine promotes environmentally friendly practices in China and encourage travelers and travel companies to join in forward-thinking eco-travel.

Applications for the WildChina Explorer Grant due soon!


We are looking forward to bringing our expert panel together to see what application wins for the 2012 WildChina Explorer Grant.  Stay tuned to our blog for the results!


For more information, please see link to application here. Applications are accepted in both Chinese and English.

Questions regarding The WildChina Explorer Grant? E-mail us here at expedition@wildchina.com

Photo by Ed Wong, Li Bo and Yu Hui.

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