Harkin Awards 2010
Recipient - The Panel on Ecological Integrity of Canada’s National Parks
This year celebrates the first-ever J.B Harkin Award presented to an entire group of people. The 2010 J. B Harkin Medal for Conservation is presented to the The Panel on Ecological Integrity of Canada’s National Parks
The Panel is being honoured for its work on the 2000 report entitled Unimpaired for Future Generations: Conserving Ecological Integrity with Canada’s National Parks. Their landmark report led the federal government to strengthen the Canadian National Parks Act, making it a world-leading example of parks legislation. Among the changes inspired by the panel’s work were new legal requirements that place priority on protecting parks’ ecological integrity. The panel’s work also led to new requirements for Parks Canada to work in partnership with Aboriginal people in creating new parks.
The Panel is being recognized for its success in integrating the science of ecological integrity into the legislative and management framework of parks in Canada and its guidance in instituting fundamental changes in how all parks should be stewarded.
- Louis Bélanger
- Stephanie Cairns
- Jacques Gérin, Chair
- Luise Hermanutz
- Michael Hough
- F. Henry Lickers
- Thomas D. Nudds
- Juri Peepre
- Paul F. Wilkinson
- Stephen Woodley
- Pamela Wright, Vice Chair
Dr. Stephen Herrero
Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, University of Calgary. North America's leading scientific expert on grizzly bear conservation and author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance.Awards include:
- The J.B. Harkin medal of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
- J.D. Soper Award of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
Chair of the Panel on Ecological Integrity of Canada's National Parks and recipient of the 2010 J. B Harkin Medal for Conservation. Jacques Gérin is the former Vice President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, among other distinguished positions during his career.
- Dr. David Henry: What is EI, and where did it come from?
- Dr. Pam Wright: Overview
- Dr. Juri Peepre: Notes from presentation
- Stephen Herrero: Love Life: CPAWS
- An exchange of letters between CPAWS and Parks Canada CEO Alan Latourelle, following the seminar on ecological integrity at the 2010 Harkin Award event held by CPAWS in Calgary.
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