10 February 2011 - Institutions
and citizens from all nations are invited to nominate individuals
or institutions – governmental and non-governmental,
including community groups or private sector enterprises – of
any country in the Agreement area for the third edition
of the AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award. This Award was
established in order to recognize and honour institutions
and individuals within the Agreement area that have made
a significant contribution towards the conservation and
sustainable use of waterbirds.
Mr. David Stroud was the winner in the
individual category in 2005; he was honoured for his significant
contribution to the worldwide conservation and management
of wetlands and waterbirds as well as his close involvement
in the development of AEWA. The winner of the institutional
category in 2005 was the Government of the Netherlands,
represented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and
Food Quality (LNV), for its leading role in the establishment
of AEWA and its continuing support over the years. For
more information on the 2005 AEWA Waterbird Conservation
Award please click here.
In 2008, the winner in the institutional
category was the Paris-based, international non-governmental
OMPO (Oiseaux Migrateurs du Paléarctique Occidental),
which has played an important role in strengthening the
AEWA network and increasing the number of Parties to the
Agreement. The winner in the individual category was Mr.
Mark D. Anderson for his long-standing involvement in nature
conservation and, in particular, his considerable contribution
to the conservation of the Lesser Flamingo. Click here
to read more on the 2008 AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award.
The AEWA network unites the experience, knowledge and pioneering
spirit of so many dedicated stakeholders, all of which deserve
recognition in their own way. If you wish to nominate an
individual or institution deserving particular merit, the
deadline for submission of nominations is 31 August 2011.
The AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award
2012 includes a cash prize of USD 5,000 and will be decided
upon by the
AEWA Standing Committee at its 7th meeting in November
2011 and presented to the winners in both categories at
the 5th Meeting of the Parties to AEWA in May
2012 in La Rochelle, France.
For more information on the criteria and
procedures and to download nomination forms please visit
Nomination form [ English
] [ Français
Criteria and procedures [ English
] [ Français