Conservation Celebration

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The Field Museum is honored to present the 23rd Annual Parker/Gentry Award to the Instituto del Bien Común (IBC) at the Conservation Celebration on May 24, 2018. IBC is a Peruvian organization dedicated to promoting the best use of shared resources in the Amazon. IBC was the primary Peruvian partner for six Field Museum rapid inventories, and our joint work laid the groundwork for Yaguas National Park, a 2 million-acre wilderness area declared in January 2018. Join us to learn more about IBC's outstanding work. 

The Parker/Gentry Award was created in 1996 in memory of Theodore A. Parker III and Alwyn Gentry, conservationists who died while surveying hill forests in western Ecuador. The annual award is presented to an outstanding individual, team, or organization in conservation biology.