Cade Award


The Tom Cade Award is a non-monetary award that recognizes an individual who has made significant advances in or contributions to the conservation of raptors, including: advances in captive propagation and reintroduction techniques, identifying conservation biology problems and solutions, and implementing population restoration programs. This award has no restrictions, but membership in the RRF is encouraged. Nominations may be submitted at any time. Recipients will be announced at the annual meeting.

Professional Biography of TOM J. CADE

In Memoriam: TOM J. CADE 1928-2019

Nominations should include:

  • Name, title, and address of the nominee
  • Name, title, and address of the nominator
  • Names of three persons qualified to evaluate the nominee’s scientific contribution
  • A brief summary of the scientific contribution of the nominee
  • A complete list of publications authored by the nominee.

Amount: non-monetary award

Number of Awards Issued per Year: 1

Deadline: June 30

Application Method: Apply online through June 30th. Please contact with questions about your application. The online application opens in January each year.

Tom Cade Award Application

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    Past Recipients

    YearCade Recipient
    1991Jim Weaver
    1992Les Boyd
    1993James Enderson
    1994Christian Saar
    1995Patrick Redig and Harrison ‘Bud’ Tordoff
    1996Cal Sanfort
    2008David Bird
    2011Bill Heinrich
    2014Jemima Parry-Jones
    2015Janet Linthicum
    2016Robert B. Berry
    2017Miguel Ferrer Baena
    2018Richard T. Watson
    2020Àlex Llopis Dell
    2021Peter Lindberg