Congratulations to the very active Fenner Adjunct Fellow Dr Graeme Worboys, who received the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award at the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Congress in Hawaii earlier this month, with the following citations:
“In recognition of Dr Graeme Worboys, for outstanding dedication to the vision and mission of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. As Vice Chair for the Mountains and Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group of WCPA, Graeme has been an outstanding champion of the importance of connectivity for conservation across landscapes globally. With enormous drive and dedication, he has consistently built a body of knowledge and advice to promote connectivity conservation initiatives around the world, and in the process, has developed a suite of publications and a committed cadre of protected area professionals to carry out this work. Notwithstanding these efforts, he has also aspired to building expertise for conservation management more generally, through his prodigious efforts to publish guidance for protected area management. Through his most recent project to develop freely available learning resources for this community, he motivated hundreds of professionals to contribute voluntarily towards the “state of the art” publication Protected Area Governance and Management, in 2015. Through these efforts, Graeme is making a significant contribution towards the education and professionalization of protected area governance and management.”
Those familiar with the cited ANU Press book Protected Area Governance and Management will know the magnitude of that particular project! Well done, Graeme, and well-deserved.