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
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.
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.
Nominations for all awards are now open. Please send your nomination and any supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.