The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is proud to announce the recipients of our 2020 International Award of Excellence in Conservation: Cristina Mittermeier, international photographer, conservationist, and founder of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers; and Russell Mittermeier, Global Wildlife Conservation’s Chief Conservation Officer and a world leader in the field of biodiversity and tropical forest conservation.
Both Mittermeiers have devoted their lives to protecting Earth’s natural habitat and informing and influencing people as to the delicate balance between nature and traditional cultures and both have made significant impacts on preserving the variety of plant and animal life on Earth and protecting its ecosystems.
Join us at our annual gala on October 22, 2020 at Frost Tower for an inspiring evening of conversation with two of the world's greatest conservation adventurers as we recognize their impactful achievements.
About International Award of Excellence in Conservation
Created in 1995, the International Award of Excellence in Conservation is presented to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the ideals expressed in BRIT's mission. Honorees include scientists, conservationists, heads of state, philanthropists, Pulitzer Prize winners, politicians, and other notables.
BRIT’s annual award event has played an important role in raising public awareness of our mission and has brought an increased understanding of the importance of conservation issues and environmental awareness. Through the education of our supporters, BRIT has added to the global efforts to save the diminishing resources of our planet.