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Neil Munro Parks and Protected Areas Award

The Neil Munro award honours the contributions of one of SAMPAA's founding Directors.  The award provides support for graduate studies in protected areas planning, design, policy, protection or management. Students who receive the award conduct research that is applied in nature and relates to potential or existing parks or protected areas. 

The award is granted at Dalhousie University with a value of $1,000 in one competition per year. 


Neil Munro was a long-time employee of Parks Canada and had a strong interest in the planning and the use of science in managerial decision-making for protected areas.  He was also instrumental in developing closer relations between Parks Canada and universities through the use of co-operative agreements for research and education.


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