[MARMAM] European Cetacean Society (ECS) Conservation Award 2013

Aviad Scheinin shani.aviad at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 12:04:39 PST 2013

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to inform you that, the ECS Conservation Award will be given for
the third time during the 27th ECS conference in Setubal, Portugal (8-10
April 2013).

Unfortunately Mandy McMath has passed away this year, Mandy was the
co-founder and a member of the award committee, to honour dear Mandy we
have decided to name the award 'ECS Mandy McMath Conservation Award'.

Looking forward to seeing you in Setubal in April.

Aviad Scheinin, ECS Conservation award Chair.

*ECS Mandy McMath Conservation Award*

The award is for an outstanding contribution to the field of marine mammal
conservation and/or welfare, with particular emphasis on contributions to
environmental education and/or to conservation in practice (e.g. leading to
improved legislation or management).

The award will be judged on the basis of a proposal made using the format
given below and related material as described. It will be decided upon by
consensus, or a majority vote of the ECS Conservation Award Committee. The
winner of the award will be announced during the ECS Conference.
Self-nominations are discouraged. The Committee reserves the right not to
present the award if no appropriate nominations are received.

The ECS Award Committee comprises:

Aviad Scheinin  (Chair)

Simon Berrow

Thierry Jauniaux

Hanna Nuuttila

Ayaka Öztürk

Mark Simmonds

Andrew Wright


Name(s) of person(s)/institution/body nominated for award

Address and contact details

Description of the work/body of work proposed for the award (maximum length
of proposal 250 words)

NB The award can be given for a single conservation-education tool (such as
a book or for an entire body of work - i.e. a series of linked
contributions) in the sphere of education relating to marine mammal
conservation and or welfare.

Full references for the material identified above and any relevant

Name of nominator(s)

Address and contact details

This form, and any supporting material if deemed necessary, should be sent
to the Chair of the Award Committee by 28 February  2013.

Dr. Aviad Scheinin

ECS Conservation Award Chair

Email: shani.aviad at gmail.com


Aviad Scheinin, Ph.D
shani.aviad at gmail.com

The Mediterranean Marine Biodiversity Program coordinator - Hamaarag
(Israel's National Ecosystem Program) http://www.hamaarag.org.il/

Chairman, IMMRAC - Israel Marine Mammal Research & Assistance center

ECS (European Cetacean Society) council member

Home address: Tirat Shalom, P.B. 1356, Nes-Ziona 74052, Israel
Tel 972-8-9406584 Mobile 052-3571193
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