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Robert Falla Memorial Award


The two basic requirements for this prestigious award of the Society are:

a)   valuable contributions to the study of birds in the New Zealand region (includes New Zealand, Southwest Pacific, Southern Ocean and Antarctica) and

b)   sustained service to Birds New Zealand.

Nominees should satisfy both criteria ‑ though not necessarily of equal merit, there must be sustained and valuable contributions in both areas.

The nomination must be signed and dated by two financial members of the Society. Electronic signatures are acceptable, but full names and dates must also be included.

In reaching their decision, Council will bear in mind the prime importance of maintaining the very high status of the award, and this consideration will take precedence over any desire to make an award regularly, or every year.


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