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Celebrating the Movers and Shakers of Conservation: Nature Canada’s Award Winners for 2023

Each year, Nature Canada honours individuals and groups who have dedicated their time and talents to help reach national conservation and advocacy goals.

Some of our award winners  have worked directly with us, and some with our partners, but all have proven themselves to be forces of nature, for nature!

Conservation Partner Award

Nature Canada is proud to recognize  Bird Friendly Peterborough and Bird Friendly City of Kawartha Lakes as the joint 2023 winner of the Conservation Partner Award. Their regular birding workshops, hikes, and window decal retrofits have been a big hit in the community and helped raise awareness about bird conservation across the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes region. The successful launch of the Blue Heron as Peterborough’s City Bird is another example of their crucial efforts in protecting the natural assets and wildlife of this area.

Learn more about Nature Canada’s Bird Friendly City program.

Volunteer of the Year Awards

We have three 2023 winners in this category!

Nora Livingstone is being recognized for her unflagging efforts in the service of protecting nature, especially her work with Nature Canada’s  Women for Nature  Mentorship Program as a mentor, a moderator of community practice webinars, and a member of the steering committee. She has been a great source of inspiration for young women who want to dedicate their time and energy to nature protection.

Our second winner, Carly Davenport, is being recognized for her tireless work on the  Bird Safe Campus at the University of Toronto and for her monitoring of the university grounds for injured and deceased birds who have collided with glass windows. In addition, as the founder of Bird Friendly Selwyn and Lights out Selwyn, Carly has successfully advocated for Selwyn Town Council to support efforts in becoming the country’s next Bird Friendly Town.

Finally, Nature Canada is proud to recognize Ashoke Mohanraj, a recent graduate of the School of Environment, Resources & Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, who has written  a children’s book, Pollinator Man. HIs passion and commitment to environmental justice and legal philosophy  is an inspiration to us all. We are very excited to see what he does in the future as an environmental lawyer focusing on assigning and protecting the legal rights of nature.

Thanks to all our award winners for their excellent work!

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