2017 Nature Inspiration Award

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Sarah Cooper, Project Manager – Keep Cats Safe & Save Bird Lives

Nature Canada’s Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives program is the proud recipient of the Nature Inspiration Award (Not-for-Profit Organization (Small and Medium) category) from the Canadian Museum of Nature!

Huge thanks to the Canadian Museum of Nature for this recognition. And huge thanks to all our partners, supporters and especially our volunteers, for their outstanding contributions to our campaign on behalf of safe cats and safe birds. We couldn’t do it without you!

The Awards recognize individuals and organizations that, through their work or specific projects, encourage Canadians to

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Magnolia Warbler perched on a branch.

• take an interest in natural history
• create links with nature
• contribute to the preservation of nature.

Nominees are assessed against the following criteria:

Leadership
Must have demonstrated initiative in the fields of natural sciences, environment or nature protection at a local, national or international scale.

Innovation
Must have used novel approaches in the implementation of actions or programmes for the benefit of nature.

Inspiration

Must have encouraged other people or organizations to get involved for the benefit of nature.

The Canadian Museum of Nature wrote, “Your application truly demonstrated how you encourage people to take an interest in natural history, create links with nature and show leadership in contributing to the preservation of nature.” Jurors cited are innovative, positive approach and our wide partnerships with nature organizations, cat-care organizations, and “even author Margaret Atwood.”

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