Marsh Award for Conservation Biology
Established in 1991, this Award is run in partnership with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and recognises an individual for his or her contributions of fundamental science to the conservation of animal species and habitats.
A ZSL judging panel, consisting of experts in the field, offer their knowledge and expertise to select an Award winner.
The Zoological Society of London is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.
(2015 Awards were presented in 2016)
The 2015 winner is Steve Redpath
Steve has redefined the field of human-wildlife conflict, one of the highest-profile issues in conservation science, covering crop-raiding and livestock predation worldwide, as well as conflicts between landowners, conservation groups and government in the UK uplands. His core research for the last 20 years has been around the hen harrier-grouse conflict in the Scottish uplands, providing fundamental ecological research underpinning policy debates and he also has a research programme on the ecology of snow leopard predation in the Himalayas. Based on his knowledge of the subject, Steve has proposed a new framing of the human-wildlife conflict issue, in terms of conflicts between the underlying values and beliefs of different interest groups, which has been a great influence on those who work in this field.
The Zoological Society of London