People and Community

The Sarus Crane Awards

The prestigious Sarus Crane award is awarded annually to individuals and groups for their contributions to the sustainable future of the Southern Gulf region. The award recognises significant contributions towards land and water management, conservation and cultural preservation.

“People and communities are vital to the concept of Natural Resource Management. Whilst the key aim for Southern Gulf NRM is to maintain or improving the condition of the natural assets of our region, this is highly dependant on the positive management choices made by the people of our region. This is why it is so important to recognise the people and groups who through their leadership, innovation and commitment are setting a positive example for us all.” Southern Gulf NRM CEO, Geoff Penton.