TCA awards & accolades

"A decade on, the Tenkile Conservation Alliance is the most successful conservation organisation in Melanesia…..and no other organisation I know of in a developing country has anything like this degree of success."
Professor Tim Flannery

Membership

  • IUCN - TCA is the first and only member to join the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Papua New Guinea
  • European Environmental Laureate - Jim Thomas, Jean Thomas and Mathew Akon
  • Climate Reality Leadership Corps - Jim Thomas became a climate reality leader in 2014

Jim Thomas

  • Australian Geographic Conservationists of the year in 2013
  • Peter Rawlinson Conservation Hero Award highly commendable 2013
  • La Trobe University Distinguished Alumni Award 2012
  • Deakin University Adjunct Fellow
  • Indianapolis Prize nominee 2010

Jean Thomas

  • Telstra Business Women Award for Social and Purpose Enterprise in Victoria 2015
  • Australian Geographic Conservationists of the year in 2013
  • Future for Nature Award 2010
  • The Age Magazine top 100 most influential and interesting people 2010

Mathew Akon

  • Whitley Fund for Nature Award 2010

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