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Rob Butler Honored with Prestigious Conservation Award

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AFC's Dr. Rob Butler was awarded the Vancouver Aquarium's 2015 Murray A. Newman Award for 'Significant Achievement in Aquatic Conservation'.

Dr. Rob Butler is a scientist, educator, artist and champion of the conservation movement in Canada. An internationally renowned ornithologist, he is recognized for his distinguished work at the Canadian Wildlife Service and for his many publications on seabirds and estuarine, salt marsh and coastal ecosystems. As the founding President of the Pacific Wildlife Foundation, he has supported the conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems through original scientific research and education. Rob has been able to combine his talents as an artist and a writer with his strengths as a scientist to become a solid voice for the conservation movement in B.C. and Canada.

The Murray A. Newman Award was created in 1995 as a tribute to the retirement of the Vancouver Aquarium's founding director, Dr. Murray A. Newman. This prestigious award is presented every year to celebrate significant aquatic research and conservation work conducted in British Columbia; B.C. residents involved in conservation and research efforts elsewhere are also eligible. Determined by the research committee of the Vancouver Aquarium's board, two "Murrays" are presented every year - one for significant advances in aquatic research and the other for significant achievement in aquatic conservation.

For more information, visit the awards webpage at VanAqua.

Photo by Brett Vo Photography 

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