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November 20, 2014…… The Cayman Turtle Centre was recognised last night with 2 honors at the Governor’s Conservation Awards 2014.
Cayman Turtle Centre Managing Director Tim Adam received a finalist certificate in the Tourism Conservation category of the Governor's Conservation Awards from Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick at Government House on Wednesday 19 November.
The Cayman Turtle Centre was among three nominated finalists for the award, in recognition of its efforts to educate visitors and locals about the natural resources and heritage of the Cayman Islands.
Cayman Turtle Centre's Terrestrial & Education Programmes Curator - Geddes Hislop, was named the Conservationist of the Year first runner-up and also received a certificate from Governor Kilpatrick at the awards ceremony.
Geddes was one of three finalists for the coveted award, and was recognized for implementing and/or significantly contributing to a conservation project aimed at protecting biodiversity, wildlife, endangered species, places of environmental or historic significance; contributing to the long-term success of local conservation efforts; and promoting conservation education and awareness locally.
Geddes has spearheaded the CTF White-Crowned Pigeons breeding and release programme, as well as our Cayman Parrot breeding and release programme. He also runs Education programmes at Cayman Turtle Centre for students from pre-school to college level, serving approximately 2,500 students per year.