Kew International Medal
The Kew International Medal is an award given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to science and conservation. The award was first established in 1992 by the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
|Kew International Medal|
|Awarded for||“significant contributions to science and conservation”|
|Sponsored by||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew|
Award criteria and nominations
The winner is ratified by the Executive Board and Board of Trustees. Nominations are received from across the organization and a selection panel made up of Kew Trustees and Executive Board Members decides the winner. Criteria the panel benchmark against are:
- Building a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them
- Providing knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone;
- Helping to solve some of the critical challenges facing humanity including (but not limited to): biodiversity loss, climate change, food security, plant pathogens, fighting disease;
- Increasing public awareness of the threat to plant and fungal diversity.
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