A live recording on the 2017 Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) Lifetime Achievement Awards.

On Wednesday 9 August 2017 the Australian Museum held its annual AMRI Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony, designed to recognise eminent researchers and science communicators who have made outstanding contribution to science and biodiversity conservation.

This year, the 1971 Lord Howe Island Environmental Survey Group led by ex-AM Ecologist, Dr Harry F. Recher has been recognised for its work to ensure the environmental protection of Lord Howe Island.

"Islands are often described as 'centres for evolution'...and that's what makes Lord Howe special. It's 70% natural area that remains. Most of its biota is retained. You'll find very few places where that's the situtaion." — Dr Harry Recher.