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Defence minister presents 2016 Sanctuary Award

Posted 13 December 2016 · Add Comment

The Ministry of Defence has announced the winners of its prestigious Sanctuary Awards for 2016.



Above: Winners and runners up with Graham Dalton and Mark Lancaster.
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Each year the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) which manages thousands of military sites in the UK and overseas, makes a series of awards on behalf of the MoD to recognise work that promotes environmental protection on the defence estate.

This year the awards were presented by Defence Minister Mark Lancaster MP and DIO Chief Executive Graham Dalton at a ceremony at the Ministry of Defence Main building in London on Thursday 8 December.

The Sanctuary Awards are divided into five categories. Each category winner was then considered for two further awards, the coveted Silver Otter trophy and the Sustainable Business Award.

The 2016 winners are:

  • Individual Achievement Award & Silver Otter Award: Bob Haycock in recognition of more than 30 years of work with the Pembrokeshire Ranges Conservation Group.
  • Energy Project Award & Sustainable Business Awards: Landmarc Support services for its energy efficiency project at Bodney and West Tofts camps in Norfolk and Beckingham camp in Lincolnshire.
  • Sustainable Project Award: The Typhoon Project team at RAF Lossiemouth near Elgin, for its new squadron headquarters.
  • Environmental Project Award: The Environmental Protection Guidelines (Maritime) system developed by Navy Command at Portsmouth.
  • Heritage Award: The Netheravon Barrow Rescue project in Wiltshire which saved important Bronze Age remains from burrowing badgers.

Above: Bob Haycock accepting Silver Otter from Mark Lancaster.
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Minister for Defence, Veterans, Reserves and Personnel Mark Lancaster, said: "Today is all about celebrating the men and women responsible for a remarkable and diverse range of sustainability, conservation and environmental projects and initiatives delivered across the defence estate on behalf of the MOD each year. The diversity of these brilliant projects is dazzling."

DIO Chief Executive Graham Dalton said: "The Sanctuary Awards highlight a diverse range of work that takes place across the defence estate to preserve wildlife, protect the environment and promote sustainability. DIO organises these Sanctuary Awards and magazine on behalf of the MoD, and I am heartened to see so many worthy projects represented this year. Thank you to the teams and individuals who have gone the extra mile in delivering such interesting and challenging initiatives. The awards are a celebration of personal dedication, partnership and what can be achieved by working together."

The ceremony also marked the launch of this year’s Sanctuary magazine, an annual publication, which illustrates how the MoD is undertaking its responsibility for stewardship of the estate both in the UK and overseas.
 

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