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Governor's Conservation Awards

Conservationist of the Year Katrina Jurn receives her award from Her Excellency the Governor, Helen Kilpatrick.

Two individuals, one popular local band and two dive operators walked away with this year's prestigious Governor's Conservation Awards, organised by the National Trust of the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Cody Panton, currently studying Marine Biology at the University of Tampa, bagged the Lois Blumenthal Youth Conservationist Award. Meanwhile, Ms Katrina Jurn PhD is the Conservationist of the Year. The Heritage Preservation Award went to the Swanky Kitchen Band. Compass Point Dive Resort won the Tourism Conservation Award and Divetech Cayman Islands earned the Corporate Conservation Award.

Hosting the presentation at Government House on Wednesday, 19 November 2014, Her Excellency the Governor, Helen Kilpatrick commented that the short-list of finalists was impressive this year.

Additionally, the Trust recognised donors to its Land Reserve Fund, which is spearheaded by Mrs. Janet Walker.

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