Distinguished Service Award for Dr Kamal Bawa

Every year, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) presents up to five awards for distinguished service in the field of conservation biology to outstanding individuals, groups, or institutions whose work has furthered the mission of the SCB.

This year, the Society for Conservation Biology selected Dr. Kamal Bawa to receive the Society´s Distinguished Services Award.

The award honors his extraordinary contributions to conservation in India through the establishment of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment and its activities, and was presented in their 2009 annual meeting in Beijing, China, 11-15 July 2009.

SCB (http://www.conbio.org) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The Society's membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students make up the more than 10,000 members world-wide.