Past Awards

2010

At the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan in October 2010, Barry Gardiner, Former Minister of Forestry in the UK and Co-Chair of the GLOBE International Commission on Land Use Change and Ecosystems awarded the global 2010 IUCN - Reuters - COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting to How an Amazonian tribe is mastering the modern world, by Juliane von Mittelstaedt for Germany’s Der Spiegel and How to save a forest by Anjali Nayar for Nature Magazine.

2010 winning articles

2008

At the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain in October 2008, Pavan Sukhdev of Deutsche Bank and study leader of TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity), awarded the global 2008 Reuters - IUCN Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting to Noémi Mercier of Canada for her story “Our computers are poisoning the planet” (Nos ordinateurs empoisonnent la planète). 

2008 WINNER ARTICLES

2006

At the 2006 UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi, Christine Milne, Australian Senator and IUCN Vice President, awarded the global 2006 Reuters - IUCN Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting to Mrs Marina Walker Guevara of Argentina for her article "The children of lead“ (Los niňos del plomo).

2006 Winner articles

2004

At the 3rd IUCN World Conservation Congress, her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado, Honorary President of BirdLife International, awarded the global 2004 Reuters - IUCN Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting to Mr Tom Knudson of the United States. He received the award for his article "State of Denial", published in US newspaper The Sacramento Bee.

2004 Winner articles

2002

During the Awards Ceremony held in Washington DC, Her Majesty Queen Noor of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan awarded the global 2002 Reuters - IUCN Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting to James Meek of The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom.

2001

Her Majesty Queen Noor of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan awarded the global 2001 Reuters - IUCN Media Award for excellence in environmental journalism to Dee Raymer, of the Ecoforum magazine in Kenya, at a ceremony held in Berlin, 5 December, 2001.

2000

In 2000, Her Majesty Queen Noor of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan awarded the global 2000 Reuters - IUCN Media Award for excellence in environmental journalism to Alanna Mitchell of The Globe and Mail newspaper in Canada. Mitchell received the award for her article "From the Vanishing Forests of Madagascar" - a comprehensive look at the growing number of extinct species on this island nation off the East Coast of Africa, which is often referred to as "the land of living fossils."

1999

On 20 November 1999, Queen Noor of Jordan presented the first Reuters - IUCN Media Environmental Journalism Award to U.S. reporter Michael Pollan for an article he wrote for the New York Times Magazine on genetically modified food.

1998

The Reuters - IUCN Media Awards were launched on 3 November 1998 at Fontainebleau, France, during celebrations to mark IUCN’s 50th anniversary. The Awards were launched to encourage better media coverage of the environment and promote excellence in environmental reporting world-wide.