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CaMPAM Coordinators receive Fred Packard Award

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 11:09 PM

The Fred Packard Award for outstanding service to protected areas was awarded to Ms. Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri and Dr. Georgina Bustamante on September 3, 2016 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The award was in recognition of their contributions to the development of the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Managers (CaMPAM) Network.

The award is presented every four years by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme, usually at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress.

Ms. Vanzella-Khouri is the Programme Officer for the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Programme within the Caribbean Environment Programme, which is coordinated by the Regional Coordination Unit of UNEP, based in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. Bustamante is the Coordinator of the CaMPAM Network.

campam-award-recipients-at-iucn-wcc-2016From left to right: Ms. Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, Dr. Georgina Bustamante, Dr. Kathy Mackinnon (Chair, WCPA), and Mr. Trevor Sandwith (Director, IUCN GPAP).

Read more about all the 2016 merit awards presented by IUCN WCPA.

One Response to “CaMPAM Coordinators receive Fred Packard Award”

  1. The award was wonderful but it made us even more committed to improve CaMPAM’s mission of building capacity of MPA practitioners in the Caribbean. We are also working with other regional networks of MPA managers of the world to promote transatlantic exchanges so managers an share experiences and apply innovative tools wherever they are being applied.
    Feel free to advice us. My email address is

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