The Douglas H. Pimlott Award honours people who’ve demonstrated a big contribution all through their lifetime by means of phrases and deeds to the conservation of Canada’s biodiversity, landscapes and wilderness. This yr’s winner, Bob Peart, is an distinctive biologist, environmental chief, educator, and volunteer who has spent a long time working for nature in Canada.
Since 1972, Bob has been dedicating his time and fervour to Canadian nature. He was Chair of Nature Canada from 2017-2020, although he first labored alongside the federal government at Parks Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Royal BC Museum, BC Authorities’s Setting and Aboriginal Affairs, and the Higher Vancouver Regional Authorities. He then made waves as an Government Director of Environmental NGOs such because the Outside Recreation Council of BC, BC Chapter of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and Sierra Membership of BC, earlier than occurring to privately seek the advice of for ILE Consulting and the Nexus Studying Group.
For greater than forty years Bob has volunteered for Nature Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, the Grasslands Conservation Council of BC, the Pals of Shoal Harbour Society, the Elders Council for Parks in BC, the Fraser Basin Council and The Land Conservancy of British Columbia.
Bob is passionate about reconnecting kids and households to nature. He based and chaired the Youngster and Nature Alliance of Canada, served on the board of NatureKids BC, and was a strategic advisor to the Cheakamus Centre – North Vancouver Outside College. Bob was additionally a Senior Affiliate with the Kids and Nature Community within the USA.
Bob has tirelessly advocated for and upheld the values we maintain pricey: parks and protected areas, Indigenous rights and conservation, environmental training, wilderness safety, hen conservation, and connecting all Canadians to nature.
Bob has already been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the J.B. Harkin Conservation Medal, and we imagine Bob’s unbelievable life’s work and legacy deserves to be honoured with Nature Canada’s most prestigious conservation award.