The Pacific Seabird Group’s 2024 Awards recognise seabird conservationists Dr. Stephen Kress and Linda Elliott

PSG2024Awards LindaElliot DrStephenKressLinda Elliot (L) washing a Laysan Albatross; photo courtesy of PSG, and Dr Stephen Kress (R) holding a puffin at Eastern Egg Rock; photo by Bill Scholtz

Dr. Stephen Kress and Linda Elliott have been recognised by the Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) for their lifelong dedication to conservation with the announcement of the PSG 2024 Awards.  

Dr. Kress received the PSG 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award, “in recognition of significant and distinguished contributions to seabird conservation and restoration, mentoring, and the Pacific Seabird Group”. Over five decades, he has been at the forefront of the development of seabird colony restoration and management techniques, including chick translocation and social attraction. 

Linda Elliott was recognised with the Special Achievement Award, “in recognition of innovation and dedication to seabird conservation, rehabilitation, and education through the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center”. Linda Elliott is the founder and director of the Hawaii Wildlife Centre and has over two decades of experience in wildlife rehabilitation. Linda is a leading figure in international rescue efforts, including the successful rehabilitation of thousands of oiled birds and mammals. 

More information about the awards given to Dr Stephen Kress and Linda Elliot can be found at the Pacific Seabird Group’s website here, https://pacificseabirdgroup.org/category/psg-news-stream/ .

14 February 2024

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