Omora’s Biocultural Conservation Program Wins Important International Award

Pascal-jpg.jpgWe are pleased to announce that the Omora Ethnobotanical Park and Dr. Ricardo Rozzi are the 2008 recipients of a prestigious international award given by the Resilience Alliance and the Foundation for Scientific Symbiosis. This recognition highlights the relevance of our small initiative that was born in Cape Horn and is now projected to regional, national and international scales.

The Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award is an annual recognition given to the individual or organization that is the most effective in bringing transdisciplinary science of the interactions of ecology and society into practice. Nominations are accepted from around the world (click here for information about previous recipients). The award consists of 1,000 € and an article in the journal Ecology and Society, written by the sponsors of the application. The application of Dr. Rozzi and the Omora Park was prepared by Drs. Mary Kalin, Gene Hargrove, Harold Mooney, Peter Raven and Christopher Anderson. This prestigious list of sponsors are themselves the winners of the Volvo Environment Award (Kalin), the BBVA Prize for Conservation in Latin America (Kalin and the 10 researchers associated with the IEB, including Rozzi) and the Tyler Award (Mooney and Raven).

UNT News Service article.

Resilience Alliance article.