Submit your proposals for the IENE AWARDS 2024

Published the 16/01/2024 #Awards

The IENE Awards have become a cherished tradition within the IENE network, serving as a platform to honor extraordinary engagement and work. 

It recognizes outstanding efforts to mitigate the detrimental environmental impacts of infrastructure, acknowledged as a growing threat to biodiversity. This encompasses cumulative effects on species and ecosystems. Notably, the award appreciates remarkable endeavours in the design, construction, and management of transportation and other linear infrastructure-related habitats, defining their potential role as biodiversity refuges or corridors. Extraordinary efforts may include impact assessments, mitigation plans, or technical measures at local, regional, or national scales, as well as research achievements, information, education, or promotion activities.  

IENE awards are presented in two categories: 

  • Appreciating outstanding engagement and special achievements by individuals. 
  • Acknowledging extraordinary work accomplished by initiatives, activities, or plans. 

IENE Network is welcome to make nominations for both awards, irrespective of their personal involvement in a specific project/initiative. Proposals from previous years that were not awarded are also welcome for resubmission. Nominations for the Personal Award and the Project Award should be described separately.

Click to see the previous IENE 2022 Awards Winners


Motivation for the IENE Personal Award must provide answers to: 

  • Who demonstrated outstanding personal engagement, when, whereby, and how? 
  • Why should this particular person be recognized by an IENE award? 

Motivation for the IENE Project Award must provide answers to: 

  • What is the problem/impact of concern that led to the mitigation project? 
  • What solutions (technical and/or methodological) have been employed? 
  • What is special/new/innovative about these solutions? 
  • How is the efficacy of the solutions evaluated, and their success verified? 
  • How is the project documented, and are reports published? 
  • Why should this particular project or initiative be recognized by an IENE award? 

Nominations will be evaluated by the IENE Governance Board. Winning nominations will be presented and awarded during IENE International Conferences, IENE Workshops, or IENE General Assemblies.  

Currently, the IENE Award comprises public recognition only and does not include any grants or scholarships. 

Submit your nominations to until April 15, 2024.