Martin Spray a Zoology graduate of 1973 was awarded a CBE for services to nature conservation in the New Year’s honours list.
Martin describes the award as an ‘overwhelming surprise but also as a great honour’. He says: “I didn’t think I would ever work in this field let alone be recognised in such a way.”
Martin is currently the CEO of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, an organisation with a great history and established by one of most influential conservationists of his time, Sir Peter Scott (son of the Antarctic explorer). The charity has a growing international programme of wetland conservation, and become a leading organisation worldwide.
- Monday 18 February 2013 13.11 GMT
- Monday 18 February 2013 13.14 GMT
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