Trust Patron receives Forest & Bird’s top honour

Craig PottonConservationist, photographer, publisher and Patron of the West Coast Penguin Trust, Craig Potton has received Forest & Bird’s highest honour with his naming as a Distinguished Life Member in recognition of more than four decades’ service to conservation.

Craig received the award at Forest & Bird’s annual conference in June and we have belatedly learned of this honour.

Craig’s passion, creativity, and motivational and organising skills have made him one of New Zealand’s best known conservationists. These qualities remain undimmed nearly half a century after he collected signatures as a high school student for the Save Manapouri petition.

The Trust is honoured to have Craig as our Patron and grateful for his continued support for our work amidst his many projects and interests.

The full Forest & Bird article can be read here.

Craig Potton receives forest and bird award

Craig Potton receives his Distinguished Life Member certificate from F&B President, Andrew Cutler.