Kew International Medal

The Kew International Medal is an award given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to science and conservation.[1] The award was first established in 1992 by the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.[1]

Kew International Medal
Kew International Medal awarded to Juan Manuel Santos, President Santos of Colombia in 2017 with Richard Deverell and Kathy Willis
Awarded for“significant contributions to science and conservation”[1]
Sponsored byRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
LocationLondon
Websitekew.org/blogs/in-the-gardens/kew-international-medal

Laureates

Previous award winners[1] include:

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.

References

  1. Anon (2016). "Ethiopia's Prof. Sebsebe Demissew awarded prestigious Kew International Medal". Kew.org. Archived from the original on 2018-05-17. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. "Mary Robinson awarded Kew International Medal for work on food security and climate justice - Kew". Kew.org. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. "The Kew International Medal: Everything you need to know - Kew". Kew.org. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. Anon (2017). "Kew awards the President of Colombia with Kew International Medal for biodiversity conservation". Kew.org. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. Anon (2017). "Press release: Colombian President awarded Kew International Medal for work protecting biodiversity". Kew.org. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  6. Early, Catherine (2017). "President Santos: environmental saint or sinner?". Theecologist.org. The Ecologist. Archived from the original on 2018-05-17.
  7. Ethiopian Embassy UK (2016). "Prestigious KEW Medal Award". YouTube.
  8. Anon (2016). "Kew International Medal is Awarded to Professor Sebsebe Demissew". Taxon. 65 (6): 1467–1467. doi:10.12705/656.39. ISSN 0040-0262.
  9. Tilley, Jonathan (2013). "Kew awards international medal to Jared Diamond". Hortweek.com.
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