David Wiley. Photograph by SBNMS/Anne-Marie Runfola.
Dr. David Wiley, Research Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and an expert on seabirds and endangered whales, has been named the 2019 recipient of Mass Audubon’s Hemenway + Hall Wildlife Conservation Award.
The award ceremony took place during Mass Audubon’s 27th-annual Birders Meeting on Sunday, March 3, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Dr. Wiley was presented with his award by Gary Clayton, President of Mass Audubon, the state’s largest nature conservation nonprofit.
This honor recognizes and celebrates individuals or organizations whose research and related ecological successes have achieved significant and lasting wildlife conservation benefits. The award is named for Mass Audubon founders Harriet Hemenway and Minna Hall, who in 1896 organized a national campaign that succeeded in ending the commercial slaughter of bird species for the millinery trade while inspiring broader public support for wildlife conservation in general.
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