Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia

Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia (WPSA) was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1909 to encourage the protection of, and to cultivate interest in, the Australian flora and fauna. The founding President of the Society was David Stead. The WPSA publishes a quarterly magazine "Australian Wildlife".

WPSA Serventy Conservation Medal

The WPSA Serventy Conservation Medal was inaugurated to commemorate conservation work by members of the Serventy family, the siblings Lucy, Dominic and Vincent Serventy. The award honours conservation work that has not been done as part of a professional career for which the person will have been paid and honoured, but for work done for a love of nature and a determination that it should be conserved. The first award of the Medal was made in 1998. People who have been awarded the Medal are:
* 1998 – Margaret Thorsborne - for work in the conservation of local fruit pigeons and cassowaries and environmental conservation at Mission Beach, Queensland
* 1999 – Bernie Clarke - for lifetime devotion as a local environmentalist and long-time Towra/Botany Bay campaigner
* 2000 – Judy Messer - for outstanding contribution to conservation and environmental protection work in New South Wales
* 2001 – Ron and Valerie Taylor - for promoting a greater understanding of the Great Barrier Reef and the need to protect its wildlife
* 2002 – John and Cecily Fenton - for wildlife habitat conservation on their property, Lanark, in south western Victoria
* 2003 – Lance Ferris - of the Australian Seabird Rescue team
* 2004 – Wayne Reynolds - for work with the Cape Solander Whale Migration Study on the coast of the Royal National Park, Sydney
* 2005 – Lyall Kenneth Metcalfe - for lifetime contribution to the conservation movement in New South Wales and the Northern Territory
* 2006 – Lindsay Smith - for wildlife conservation work involving seabirds
* 2007 - Bev Smiles - for dedication to the conservation of native forests in New South Wales

External links

* [http://www.wpsa.org.au Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia]

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