IUCN - Call for nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

Call for nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

13 May 2008 | News story

IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The Medal which recognizes outstanding service in international conservation is IUCN’s highest conservation award and commemorates the life and work of Dr John C. Phillips, a pioneer of the conservation movement.

Born in 1876, Dr Phillips specialized in Medicine and Zoology and made significant contributions to science, particularly in taxonomy and genetics. He was vitally concerned with international cooperation for the conservation of nature being closely involved with developing the early wildlife treaties. In his memory his friends established a Memorial Medal and entrusted the awarding of this recognition to IUCN. The Medal has been presented at every General Assembly and Congress since 1963.

Distinguished recipients of the Award have included HRH The Prince of the Netherlands, Indira Gandhi, HM Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman, Professor E. O. Wilson and Dr Luc Hoffmann (pictured above receiving his award from former IUCN President, Yolanda Kakabadse in 2004) each of whom have contributed their vision, wisdom and perseverance to furthering the global conservation cause.

Nominations may be submitted by completing the form herewith and sending it to the IUCN Council Awards Panel at this address awards@iucn.org by 31 July 2008. The name of the recipient will be announced at the Congress.