Stanley Johnson (1959, English) receives awards for protecting wildlife and nature
Exeter alumnus Stanley Johnson (1959, English) received two awards for his work to protect wildlife and nature in 2015.
In October 2015 he was awarded the RSPB Medal by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for his role in the creation of one of the cornerstones of Europe's nature conservation policy – the Habitats Directive (1992). The medal is the charity's most prestigious award.
In December 2015 he was recognised as a "Leader for a Living Planet" by the World Wide Fund for Nature, again for his work on the Habitats Directive. The "Leaders for a Living Planet" award publicly celebrates people who fight to protect nature and profiles their environmental leadership and the inspiring example they show to others.