Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

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The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM, /ˌsˌim/ sy-eem) is the professional body which represents and supports ecologists and environmental managers, mainly in the United Kingdom but increasingly in Ireland and Europe, and the rest of the world.

Established in 1991, CIEEM now has over 5,000 members[1] drawn from local authorities, government agencies, industry, environmental consultancy, teaching/research, and NGOs. Formerly known as IEEM, CIEEM attained a royal charter in 2013, being recognised for its high level of professionalism.[2] The Inaugural President from 1991–94 was the ecologist Tony Bradshaw, FRS.

Activities of CIEEM[edit]

CIEEM provides a variety of services to develop the competency and standards of professional ecologists and environmental managers and also to promote ecology and environmental management as a profession.

CIEEM is a constituent body of the Society for the Environment and the European Federation of Associations of Environmental Professionals. CIEEM is also a member of the Europarc Federation, Eurosite, and the IUCN-UK Committee. It is also a signatory of the Countdown 2010 agreement to help save biodiversity and is a member of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity UK Partnership.


The Institute makes a number of annual awards including:


The CIEEM Medal is the Institute’s premier award and is presented in recognition of an outstanding single or lifelong contribution to the field of ecology and environmental management.

Best Practice Awards

Five best practice awards recognise the highest standards of ecological and environmental management practice by CIEEM members.

Tony Bradshaw Award

The Tony Bradshaw Award, named after the Institutes first president, recognises exceptional projects in the Best Practice Awards above.


Source: CIEEM past presidents

  • 2012–15 John Box
  • 2010–12 Professor Penny Anderson
  • 2008–10 Professor Steve Ormerod
  • 2006–08 Dr Andy Tasker
  • 2004–06 Dr Chris Spray
  • 2002–04 Ms Sue Bell
  • 2000–02 Professor David Hill
  • 1997–2000 Dr David Parker
  • 1994–97 Professor David Goode
  • 1991–94 Professor Tony Bradshaw

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CIEEM, retrieved online: 2014-01-06
  2. ^ retrieved online: 2014-01-06

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