ZSL's programme of science and conservation awards recognises outstanding contributions in the following categories. To nominate a candidate for an award, please contact Linda DaVolls firstname.lastname@example.org
ZSL Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize
Awarded to pupils under 19 years of age at school or sixth form college in the UK, for an account of practical work involving some aspect of animal biology.
More information: Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize Guidelines 2016 (295.72 KB)
ZSL Charles Darwin Award and Marsh Prize
Awarded for an outstanding zoological research project by an undergraduate attending a university in the UK.
More information: Charles Darwin Award and Marsh Prize Guidelines 2016 (30.41 KB)
ZSL Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize
Awarded to a postgraduate research biologist attending university in the UK for original work submitted as a doctoral thesis.
More information: Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize Guidelines 2016 (32.78 KB)
ZSL Scientific Medal
Awarded to zoologists with no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience, in recognition of scientific merit.
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ZSL Marsh Award for Conservation Biology
For contributions of fundamental science and its application to the conservation of animal species and habitats.
ZSL Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation
For contributions of fundamental science and its application to the conservation in marine and/or freshwater ecosystems.
ZSL Frink Medal
For significant and original contributions by a professional zoologist to the development of zoology.
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ZSL Stamford Raffles Award
For distinguished contributions to zoology by amateur zoologists or professional zoologists in recognition of contributions which are outside the scope of their professional activities.
ZSL Silver Medal
Awarded for contributions to the understanding and appreciation of zoology, including public education in natural history, and wildlife conservation.
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Thomson Reuters/Zoological Record Award for Communicating Zoology
Awarded for a communication of a zoological nature that has an outstanding impact on a general audience. The impact may be measured in terms of outstanding quality, novelty, innovation or accessibility for a wide audience.
Honorary Fellowship of the Zoological Society of London
Awarded to individuals associated with the Society who have, through their scientific or professional activities, promoted the objectives of the Society.
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The ZSL Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Zoo Community
Awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding, long-term contribution to the international zoo and aquarium community.
The ZSL Medal
The ZSL Medal is awarded to serving or recently retired staff for outstanding achievement in the service of ZSL, and/or an outstanding contributions over an extended period of time.
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ZSL Award for Outstanding Contributions to Conservation
Simon Stuart, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission
The ZSL Award for Outstanding Contributions to Conservation recognises individuals who have made exceptional, long-term contributions to the conservation of wildlife and habitats. ZSL is delighted to present the award to Simon Stuart, Chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission. Simon has been pivotal in shaping the species work of IUCN into a global force for nature. Amongst his many achievements, Simon has been central to the development of categories and criteria for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; producing the first-ever assessment of the conservation status of world’s amphibians; contributing to the development of criteria for listing species on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); advising governments about the formulation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets; influencing a host of international biodiversity-related policy negotiations; and creating strategic relationships between non-governmental organisations, governments and the private sector to promote holistic approaches to conserving biodiversity. His vision and leadership have been endorsed by his colleagues and peers at the SSC, where he has twice been elected as Chair. Simon is one of the most prominent figures in international species conservation in the world today and ZSL is delighted to honour him with this award.