Rupert Ormond rupert.ormond.mci at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 08:14:47 EST 2018

Dear fellow coral-listers,

I am delighted to be able to make public the following announcement.

To mark both its concern for the dramatic global decline in the health 
of coral reefs and the third International Year of the Reef (IYOR-2018) 
the International Society for Reef Studies is announcing the 
inauguration of a new award – *The ISRS Coral Reef Conservation Award*. 
Up to two awards will be given annually to members who have made over a 
period of some years a regionally or globally significant contribution 
to the protection of coral reefs. This award will include a cash prize 
of $2500 to be spent at the awardee’s discretion on their own coral reef 
related activities. The closing date for the receipt of nominations will 
be 31st of March 2018.

Nominations will be assessed in recognition of achievements in one or 
more of the following fields:

 1.      The establishment and / or management of marine protected areas,
 2.      The securing at a national or regional scale of other
    significant measures directed at protecting coral reefs,
 3.      The promotion through environmental education of widespread
    public awareness of the need to conserve coral reefs,
 4.      Research into the scientific, social and/or environmental
    economic aspects of coral reef protection and management,
 5.      Research into or achievement of effective coral reef restoration.

There is no educational requirement for this award, but a nomination 
must include in the submission documents or the nominee’s c.v. 
sufficient detail to enable the judging panel to assess the application 
fairly. To be eligible for this award, a nominee should be a current 
paid-up member of the Society and have been a member of the Society for 
minimum sum of THREE (3) years (either continuously or with breaks).

Further details can be found on the Society's website on the home page 
at: http://coralreefs.org <http://coralreefs.org/> and on the awards and 
honors page at: 
where full details can also be downloaded.


Prof. Rupert Ormond, Corresponding Secretary, ISRS (International 
Society for Reef Studies)

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