Dr Ruth Cromie
Ruth started at WWT in the 1980s and, despite no longer being with the organisation, continues to support WWT as a Research Fellow and Consultant on matters relating to the banning of lead ammunition to protect people and wildlife from poisoning. In her time at WWT, she was responsible to their animal health and welfare standards and the Ecosystem Health programme which included research, advocacy, planning and policy work to improve global wetland health. Ruth has worked on resolutions for both the Convention on Migratory Species and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, promoting integrated approaches to managing wetland health. She has played an instrumental role in the banning of lead shot in all EU wetlands and has improved the co-ordinated global response to Avian Influenza. Ruth has had a truly global impact on wetland conservation, driving changes in law and policy in multiple countries and remaining at the forefront of the global health agenda.
Highly Commended: Daniel Joyce