Established in 1973 by the late John and Alice Tyler, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is one of the first international premier environmental awards. This global environmental prize recognizes individuals who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the scientific knowledge and public leadership to preserve and enhance the environment of the world.
Recipients encompass the spectrum of environmental concerns, including environmental policy, health, air and water pollution, ecosystem disruption and loss of biodiversity, and energy resources.
Often referred to as the founding father of ecological research in Mexico, Professor José Sarukhán Kermez is among the best-known ecologists and conservation scientists in the world.
Over the course of his 60 year scientific career, he has published more than 150 papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and more than 15 books. He is a Foreign Member of the US Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of London, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a Member of The World Academy of Sciences and the Mexican honorary academy, El Colegio Nacional.