Mandy McMath ECS Conservation Award

Award 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

  • The award can be given for a single contribution (such as a book, scientific paper or a particular project) or for an entire body of work – e.g. a series of linked contributions)
  • The award will be judged on the basis of a proposal made using the format described below
  • The award will be preferably decided upon consensus, although a simple majority vote can be used if no consensus is reached    
  • The winner of the award will be announced during the ECS Conference
  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • The Awards Committee reserves the right not to present the award if no appropriate nominations are received

The ECS Award Committee consists of the past award winners and it is advised by Mario Acquarone, the ECS Council Chair, and Mark Simmonds, Award Secretary, and other ECS members: Aviad Scheinin, Hanna Nuuttila, Ayaka Öztürk and Andrew Wright.

Pro-forma

  • Name of the person nominated for award, their address and contact details
  • Description of the body of work proposed for the award (maximum length of proposal 500 words)
  • Full references for the material identified above and any relevant web-links.
  • Name of nominator(s), their addresses and contact details

This form, and any supporting material if deemed necessary, should be sent to the Award Secretary by the date announced each year. Applications will be invited for the ECS Mandy McMath Conservation Award in due course.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE NEXT AWARD WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.

Previous Award Winners:

The past recipients of the award are

Krzysztof Skóra (2011)

Peter Evans (2012)

Erich Hoyt (2013)

Ercih Hoyt

Erich Hoyt was honored with the ECS Mandy McMath Award 2013. Read more here.

Nick Tregenza (2014)

Thiery Jauniaux hands the ECS Mandy McMath Award to Nick Tregenza.

Nick Tregenza, aka "The Pod Father", receives the ECS Mandy McMath award 2014. Read more here.

Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara (2015)

 

Guiseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara is the winner of the 2014 Mandy McMath Award.

Guiseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara ist the Winner of the 2015 ECS Mandy McMath Award. Read more here.

Hal Whitehead (2016)

Mark Simmonds announces the ECS Mandy McMath Award winner Hal Whitehead. Read more here and a statement by CMS here.

Hal Whitehead and Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma present the Mandy McMath Award

Hal Whitehead and Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma present the Mandy McMath Award.

Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma (2017)

Mario Acquarone hands over the ECS Mandy McMath Award to Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma

Mario Acquarone hands over the ECS Mandy McMath Award to Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma. Read more here.

Dan Jarvis and Tilen Genov (2018)

Picture of Dan Jarvis rescuing cetaceans

Dan Jarvis is one of the winners of the ECS Mandy McMath Award 2018.

Tilen Genov receives ECS Mandy McMath Award

Tilen Genov receives the Mandy McMath by ECS-Chair Mario Acquarone and previous years' winner Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma. Read more here.