For the first time, this year the Wildfowl Contribution Award goes to an overseas member: Arnold Schouten of Dry Creek Waterfowl. He is known internationally for his captive breeding programme, which allows for scientific research without having to take birds out of the wild. In 2012, the International Wild Waterfowl Association inducted him into its Waterfowl Breeders Hall of Fame. Arnold served as IWWA President between 2012 and 2017. By them he was given the Southwick Memorial Award in 1996 and in 2003 the Jean Delacour Avicultural Award.