About the Award

Established in 1996, the Parker/Gentry Award honors an outstanding individual, team or organization in the field of conservation biology whose efforts have had a significant impact on preserving the world's natural heritage and whose actions and approach can serve as a model to others. The Award is designed to highlight work that could benefit from wider publicity and fuller dissemination of scientific results.

The Parker/Gentry Award is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor and is presented annually by The Field Museum. 

The Field Museum is honored to present the 2017 Parker/Gentry Award to David Vaughan, PhD at the Conservation Celebration on Monday, April 24, 2017.