Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM, /ˈsm/ SY-eem) is the professional body which represents and supports ecologists and environmental managers, mainly in the United Kingdom but increasingly in Ireland and mainland Europe, and the rest of the world.

Established in 1991, CIEEM now has over 5,000 members[1] drawn from local authorities, government agencies, industry, environmental consultancy, teaching/research, and NGOs. Formerly known as IEEM, CIEEM attained a royal charter in 2013, being recognised for its high level of professionalism.[2] The Inaugural President from 1991–94 was the ecologist Tony Bradshaw, FRS.

Activities of CIEEM

CIEEM provides a variety of services to develop the competency and standards of professional ecologists and environmental managers and also to promote ecology and environmental management as a profession.

CIEEM members are able to become Chartered Ecologists and/or Chartered Environmentalists.

CIEEM is a constituent body of the Society for the Environment and the European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP). CIEEM is also a member of the IUCN-UK Committee and a supported member of Greener UK.

CIEEM is a member of the UN Decade of Biodiversity 2011-2020 partnership, and was a signatory of the Countdown 2010 agreement to help save biodiversity and a member of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity UK partnership.


The Institute makes a number of annual awards including:


The CIEEM Medal is the Institute’s premier award and is presented in recognition of an outstanding single or lifelong contribution to the field of ecology and environmental management.

Best Practice Awards

Five best practice awards recognise the highest standards of ecological and environmental management practice by CIEEM members.

Tony Bradshaw Award

The Tony Bradshaw Award, named after the Institute's first president, recognises exceptional projects in the Best Practice Awards above.


Source: CIEEM past presidents

  • 2015–present – Stephanie Wray [3]
  • 2012–15 – John Box
  • 2010–12 – Professor Penny Anderson
  • 2008–10 – Professor Steve Ormerod
  • 2006–08 – Dr Andy Tasker
  • 2004–06 – Dr Chris Spray
  • 2002–04 – Ms Sue Bell
  • 2000–02 – Professor David Hill
  • 1997–2000 – Dr David Parker
  • 1994–97 – Professor David Goode
  • 1991–94 – Professor Tony Bradshaw

See also


  1. CIEEM, retrieved online: 2014-01-06
  2. retrieved online: 2014-01-06
  3. "Governing Board". CIEEM. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
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