Explore as a

Share our content


View recipients of the Charles Fleming Award for environmental achievement

Latest recipient

The 2016 Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement has been awarded to Professor Bruce Clarkson from the University of Waikato.

For over three decades, Professor Clarkson has worked tirelessly to advance and communicate understanding of native plant ecology and vegetation pattern and process, inform conservation efforts in terrestrial, freshwater and urban environments, and support effective on-the-ground restoration practice.

Previous recipients

2013 Michael Joy (for his key contribution he has made to the sustainable management and protection of New Zealand’s freshwater resources)
2010 Alan Mark FRSNZ (for his work exploring and illuminating the ecology of southern ecosystems, in particular tussock grasslands, wetlands and alpine communities, through many highly influential publications. He is regarded as New Zealand’s leading environmental scientist and conservationist)
2007 Mick Clout FRSNZ (for his work including the role of birds in forest regeneration, the effective control of invasive species (including possums), and the conservation of birds themselves)

Stephen Michael Dawson

Elisabeth Slooten

2001 John Lawrence Craig
1998 David A. Thom
1995 Brian P. J. Molloy
1992 Ian A. E. Atkinson
1989 Donald Merton (for his outstanding efforts in the field of saving endangered species)
Royal New Zealand Forest and Bird Protection Society (special corporate award for launch of prize)