[MARMAM] ECS Conservation Award 2014: Nomination Call

Andrew Wright marinebrit at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 09:39:18 PST 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting.

I am happy to inform you that, the ECS Conservation Award will be given for
the fourth time during the 28th ECS conference in Liege, Belgium (7-9 April
2014). This will be the second year under which it will go by the name the
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 strongly discouraged. The Committee reserves the right
not to present the award if no appropriate nominations are received.

The ECS Award Committee comprises:

Andrew Wright (Chair)
Aviad Scheinin
Thierry Jauniaux
Hanna Nuuttila
Ayaka Öztürk
Mark Simmonds
Simon Berrow

Nominations should conform to the following format:

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)
Note that 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

The nomination, and any supporting material if deemed necessary, should be
sent to the Chair of the Award Committee by 7th March, 2014.

Dr. Andrew J. Wright
ECS Conservation Award Chair
Email: marinebrit at gmail.com
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