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2016 Award Winners

The Canadian Museum of Nature is proud to present the winners of the Nature Inspiration Awards.

Lifetime Achievement
Not-for-Profit Organizations (Small and Medium)
Not-for-Profit Organizations (Large)
Business (Small and Medium)
Business (Large)

Youth Award

Ta'Kaiya Blaney, 15, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Singer/songwriter Ta'Kaiya Blaney is a UN Youth Ambassador for Native Children's Survival, championing the rights of indigenous youth in environmental protection.

Individual Award

John Lounds, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
John Lounds is President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy of Canada, which works to conserve more than 1.12 million hectares of ecologically significant land, and which saw its budget triple under John's leadership.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Neal Jotham, Ottawa, Ontario
Neal played a central role in the creation and adoption of international standards on humane animal traps used in the fur industry.

Not-for-Profit Organization Award (Small and Medium)

The Natural Step Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
The Natural Step Canada change labs and IMPACT! Champions programmes provide science-based tools for groups and businesses to discuss, resolve and move forward on difficult sustainability challenges.

Not-for-Profit Organization Award (Large)

Presented by Bruce Power.
Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Ocean Tracking Network brings experts and communities from around the world together to monitor aquatic life, using state-of-the-art equipment such as autonomous robots.

Business (Small and Medium)

SK Films, Toronto, Ontario
SK Films creates and distributes multimedia natural-history productions such as the eco-adventure TV series The Water Brothers.

Business (Large)

Teck Resources Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia
Teck's company-wide environment-management strategy is to ensure that closed mine sites return to a state of net-positive biodiversity and that they are re-established as self-sustaining ecosystems.

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