It is time to acknowledge our incredible volunteers!
No - it is not the Oscars - the BirdLife Australia awards are infinitely more valuable! Our awards are an acknowledgement and celebration of the incredible conservation and community work that is carried out by volunteers from across the BirdLife Australia network. The summer/ holiday period can get really hectic - so now is the time to think about your local group and nominating your local legend….
Nominations are now open for the following awards:
2020 Fellows award - applications close 30 November 2019, nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Honorary Life Member award - applications close 31 December 2019, nominations should be sent to Leanne.email@example.com.
2020 BirdLife Australia Distinguished Service awards - applications close 31 January 2020, nominations should be sent to Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details for the above awards can be found at http://www.birdlife.org.au/who-we-are/our-organisation/people/.
Nominations are also open for the 2020 Hobbs and Serventy Medals. Details should be sent to the Scientific Awards Committee at email@example.com by 28 February 2020. Details for these awards can be found at http://www.birdlife.org.au/who-we-are/our-organisation/awards-scholarships/.
Image: Frances Bray, who was awarded the BirdLife Australia Distinguished Service Award, with BirdLife Shoalhaven President Rob Dunn. Frances has shown great leadership in campaigns for over more than 25 years, working to protect the environmental and Aboriginal cultural heritage of the Lake Wollumboola and its catchment, and advocating for the conservation of its rich bird life.