Esmond B. Martin Royal Geographical Society Award and an evening to celebrate conservation achievements


The Royal Geographical Society will hold an evening event in memory of Esmond Bradley Martin on Monday 3 April.

Esmond was a Life Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and long-time supporter of the RGS. The RGS  will be continuing Esmond's legacy by celebrating outstanding achievements in wildlife conservation and environmental research by others following in his footsteps with the awarding of the inaugural Esmond B. Martin Royal Geographical Society Prize.

The evening will include the awarding of the Prize, followed by a panel discussion titled 'Informing action: Esmond B. Martin's legacy in tackling the illegal wildlife trade', led by Gillian Burke and with contributions from Dr Chris Thouless, Dr Lucy Vigne and Professor Bhaskar Vira. Our panel will explore Esmond’s conviction that data is essential to wildlife protection.

Fellows and Members of the Society can reserve their place here. If you are not a Fellow or Member of the Society but would like to attend this event as a former colleague, friend, or acquaintance of Esmond, please email and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you are unable to attend in person, please let us know by email if you would like to watch the event online and we will send you the access details.

If you would like to join us for dinner at the Society after the panel event, please visit the webpage or call the RGS events team on 020 7591 3100 to book and pay for your place.