Project Seahorse director to attend Buckingham Palace garden party

Prof. Amanda Vincent, director of Project  Seahorse at UBC’s Fisheries Centre, has been invited to attend  a garden party at Buckingham Palace on July 1 to celebrate the  60th birthday of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal  (Princess Anne). This invitation recognizes Vincent’s  inaugural win of the Whitley Gold Award in 1994 for her work  to advance the conservation of seahorses in the central  Philippines.

The Whitley Gold Award is the highest  accolade given by the Whitley Fund for Nature and is given to  individuals who are using conservation science to improve  biodiversity and people’s lives and livelihoods. Since 1994,  Vincent has led Project Seahorse, which consists of the  world’s leading experts on 300 species of seahorses,  pipefishes and seadragons. She is also Canada Research Chair  in Marine Conservation in UBC’s College for Interdisciplinary  Studies. 

For more information on Vincent’s visit to Buckingham  Palace, please visit: http://www.cfis.ubc.ca/sites/ubc/files/Vincent_pressrelease_23Jun10.pdf.