Awards and honours

Amanda Vincent (Director)

2023 Dawkins Prize for Conservation and Animal Welfare This Prize honours exceptional achievement in research focused on animals whose conservation and welfare are affected by human activity. By Balliol College at the University of Oxford, UK.
2020/2021 Winner, Indianapolis Prize World’s top award for animal conservation, given every two years for achieving “major victories in advancing the sustainability of an animal species or group of species”. First marine conservationist to win this award.
2020 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada Canada’s top honour for scholarship and learning.
2018 Le Cren Medal
(Fisheries Society of the British Isles)
Recognises outstanding work in conservation, education and outreach.
2007 Yves Rocher Woman of the Earth “For acting for the good of nature and the well-being of all humankind.”
2005 Chevron Conservation Award “Honoring outstanding contributions to the conservation of natural resources.”
2002 Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation For research excellence, from the Government of Canada.
2000 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation The world’s preeminent award in marine conservation.
1998 Rolex Award for Enterprise “For exceptional individuals who have courage and conviction to take on major challenges.”
1997 Grand Prix International pour l’Environment Marin from the Conféderation Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS)
1994 Whitley Award in Animal Conservation “For local and environmental heroes, acting on the latest science and leading projects with passion.”

Project Seahorse

2019 Citation of Excellence
(IUCN Species Survival Commission)
To the IUCN SSC Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group for outstanding contributions. Hosted by Project Seahorse.
2008 Best Field Conservation Project
(British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums)
2001 Significant Achievement Award for International Conservation
(Association of Zoos and Aquariums)
For the John G. Shedd Aquarium / Project Seahorse partnership for marine conservation.
[Updated 9 February 2023]

[Updated 5 May 2021]