The Pacific Island Environment Leadership Award winners and categories were awarded to:

  • Ian Karika (Cook Islands): Excellence in National Leadership in Environmental Sustainability and Conservation
  • Manuai Matawai (Papua New Guinea): Excellence in Community Leadership in Environmental Sustainability and Conservation (Individual category)

  • Nguna-Pele Marine and Land Protected Area Network (Vanuatu): Excellence in Community Leadership in Environmental Sustainability and Conservation (Community/Group category)

  • H.E President Tommy Remengesau, Jr (Palau): Champion of the Pacific Environment

  • Audrey Newman (Hawaii): Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Professor Randy Thaman (Fiji): Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Professor Bill Aalbersberg (Fiji): Lifetime Achievement Award

PIELA Winners (L-R) Receiving award on behalf of Ian Karika, Manuai Matawai, receiving award on behalf of Honorable President Tommy Remengesau, Jr, Ngauna-Pele Marine and Land Prtoected Area Network, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Bill Aalbersberg, Randy Thaman, Audrey Newman
L-R: Receiving award on behalf of Ian Karika, Manuai Matawai, receiving award on behalf of Honorable President Tommy Remengesau, Jr, Ngauna-Pele Marine and Land Protected Area Network, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum,
Bill Aalbersberg, Randy Thaman, Audrey Newman