SOEST News, first published on January 24, 2023
Eleanor Sterling, director of the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, will be honored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) as an outstanding conservationist at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress.
Sterling was selected to receive the Fred Packard Award in recognition of more than 30 years of advancing just and effective conservation and for her extraordinary contributions to conservation in protected areas around the world. An awards ceremony in Vancouver, Canada will take place on February 6.
“These are the highest honours that the Commission can give, and reflect our deep appreciation for the awardees and their tireless, inspirational service to protected areas and the conservation of nature. I want to express my warmest congratulations to Dr. Sterling,” said Dr. Madhu Rao, Chair of the IUCN WCPA.
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