In 2002, the American Society of Mammalogists established 2 new conservation awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the conservation of mammals and their habitats. The recipient of each award will have contributed substantially to
  1. the conservation of 1 or more mammalian species, subspecies, or populations,
  2. the conservation of mammalian assemblages and communities, and/or
  3. advancing the field of conservation biology through focal research on mammals.
We interpret “contribution” broadly to include
  1. scientific research or political activism that has resulted in the preservation of an imperiled species;
  2. development of protective management recommendations;


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