Awards

Forest & Bird's national conservation awards are held every year at the Annual General Meeting. They recognise members who have made an outstanding contribution to conservation.

Distinguished Life Member Award

Given in recognition of significant long term service in advancing conservation and the Society’s objectives, in particular at a National level, this is the Society’s highest award.  This person will have acted in a manner seen as over and above that normally expected. This award goes to just one exceptional individual each year.

Previous Winners

Old Blue Award

‘Old Blue’ was the Chatham Island Black Robin who saved her whole species from extinction.  Open to members and non-members this award recognises those who have made a significant contribution to advancing the Society’s objectives at a Branch level or through none Society conservation work. Up to five awards are made each year.

Previous Winners

Branch Award

This award will recognise the hard work put in by Forest & Bird branches from across New Zealand - everything from controlling pest plants and animals, restoring native ecosystems, planting trees, or doing advocacy work. This new award has taken the place of our previous Pest Buster and Golden Spade award for predator and pest control. Branches are nominated by our regional conservation & volunteer managers.

Te Kaiārahi Rangatahi o te Taiao Youth Award

Many young people undertake truly remarkable initiatives to protect and restore our unique natural environment, this award will recognise that special young person who shows leadership, initiative and who is making a difference.

Previous Winners

Nominations

Nominations for all awards are now open. Please send your nomination and any supporting documents to l.corrigan@forestandbird.org.nz. The closing date for nominations for the Distinguished Life Member and Old Blue Awards is 5pm on Friday 24 February 2017. Nominations for the Youth Award close at 5pm on Friday 28 April.