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 Science Awards
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.
Previous winners of the Prince Philip Award Prince Philip Prize Winners_1961-2015.pdf (92.45 KB) (92.45 KB)
ZSL Charles Darwin Award and Marsh Prize
Awarded for an outstanding zoological research project by an undergraduate attending a university in the UK.
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.
ZSL Scientific Medal
Awarded to research scientists with up to 15 years postdoctoral experience for distinguished work in Zoology. A four year career break for family responsibilities or illness may be added. Up to three medals are awarded annually.
ZSL Silver Medal
Awarded for contributions to the understanding and appreciation of zoology, including public education in natural history, and wildlife conservation.
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 Frink Medal
For significant and original contributions by a professional zoologist to the development of zoology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download: ZSL Honorary Fellows (63.61 KB)
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.
ZSL Conservation Awards
ZSL recognises outstanding achievements in conservation through an annual presentation of awards. Candidates are proposed by ZSL’s Honorary Conservation Fellows and winners are selected by ZSL’s Conservation Committee, following external review. In November, we were proud to present two awards.
The ZSL Conservationist of the Year Award was presented to Tony Martin, South Georgia Heritage Trust, for overseeing the world’s most ambitious invasive-rodent eradication project. This has resulted in the restoration of globally important sanctuary for seabirds on the island, as well as the recovery of the endemic South Georgia pipit. Tony Martin citation.pdf (67.31 KB) (67.31 KB)
The ZSL Award for Outstanding Contributions to Conservation was presented to John Robinson Executive Vice President for Conservation and Science, and Joan O. L. Tweedy Chair in Conservation Strategy at the Wildlife Conservation Society, for his exceptional contributions to conservation science, research and practice. John Robinson citation.pdf (67.95 KB) (67.95 KB)