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Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen SeaLegacy Photo credit: Joe Leahy

2023 Recipient SeaLegacy

The Humane Society of New York is pleased to announce that their 2023 Humane Medal is being awarded to Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, for their creation of SeaLegacy and their body of work.

SeaLegacy is bringing attention to the oceans and the creatures that live within it, which are vitally important to all our lives. Oceans are the lifeblood of our Earth. Without healthy oceans, we cannot survive.

“We present this award to SeaLegacy for their outstanding work in promoting the protection of our oceans,” said HSNY Board President Virginia Chipurnoi.

close up view of the Humane Medal featuring a horse head, bird, cat, and dog

The Humane Medal is not given annually. A few past recipients include: E.O. Wilson, Joel Sartore, Dame Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Sir David Frederick Attenborough, Nick Brandt, Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E. M.B.S., and Peter Singer.