The purpose of the SAWMA WILDLIFE EXCELLENCE AWARD is to recognise individual members of SAWMA within southern Africa1 who have made a significant contribution to wildlife management over a lifetime within the region. Contributions to wildlife management in southern Africa include contributions through: advocacy, teaching, research, applied wildlife management, or a combination of these fields.
The prestigious SAWMA AWARD may or may not be awarded in any particular year (depending on the quality of the nominations). One or more awards may be made per year.
The SAWMA WILDLIFE EXCELLENCE AWARD consists of an engraved silver medal depicting the SAWMA logo.
The recipient will also receive a framed certificate in recognition of her/his contribution to wildlife management in southern Africa.