|VITIN - YET ANOTHER PRIZE FOR JENS-KJELD JENSEN|
|On March 17, 2021, Jens-Kjeld Jensen received Faroese badges of honor and a diploma from an association called Vitin (the lighthouse). Vitin is a new and anonymous association, established by people who want to honor enthusiasts, who, with a burning interest in their lifelong work, have come up with results, that really have benefited the Faroe Islands and the Faroese people.|
Two others received the award the same day, Pál Weihe and Jonhard Mikkelsen (https://sprotin.fo/?_l=en)
|JENS-KJELD WON THE NORDIC COUNCIL ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE IN 2020|
|In connection with Jens-Kjeld winning the Nordic Council's Environmental Prize in 2020, Sjúrður Hammer contacted some of the countless researchers with whom we have collaborated over the years to find out, if they wanted to write a few words about Jens-Kjeld.|
|Article by Kristianna Winther Poulsen|
(K. W. Poulsen's article is written in Danish, but it can easily be translated with for example google)
|The school in Nólsoy 13.04.2021|
The school in Nólsoy has long wanted to honor Jens-Kjeld, because he received the Nordic Environmental Award for 2020, but due to Corona, it has not been possible until now.
On 13 April 2021, there was a gathering at the school in Nólsoy, where Jens-Kjeld was thanked for the school's collection of stuffed birds. He was also thanked for planting a garden in the middle of the village with all the original Faroese trees. In addition, he was thanked for the new garden with original Faroese flowers, which is located on his land, which fortunately is right next to the school on Nólsoy. He was also thanked for the Saturday school, where both children, parents and teachers have been trained to build for example houses for starlings.
Jens-Kjeld received a basket of homemade chocolate and a gift card for Hotel Brandan from Nólsoyar Fornminnisfelag (The Museum in Nólsoy), where he has been on the board for a full 37 years - or ever since the association was founded. He also received a beautiful bouquet from Býarbókasavninum (The City Library in Tórshavn). Last but not least, he got a beautiful card from the kids at school, who also sang two songs for him.
JENS-KJELD IS AMONG THE 7 NOMINATED FOR THE NORDIC COUNCIL ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE IN 2020
|JENS-KJELD RECEIVED A STATUE FROM FØROYA FUGLAFRØÐIFELAG|
|At the annual meeting of the Faroese ornithological association Føroya Fuglafrøðifelag 27.04.2019, the ornithologists Bergur Olsen, Andrias Reinert, Aksal Poulsen, Erik Mortensen and Jens-Kjeld Jensen were honored. The five have in each way made a great effort, which has been of considerable benefit to the Faroese birds.|
|Thus it was said about Jens-Kjeld:
Since Jens-Kjeld Jensen moved to the Faroe Islands in the 1970s, he has worked to promote the understanding of the Faroese birds and nature as a whole. With a rare driving force he has been responsible for ringing and other studies of countless Faroese bird species, and with the help of his wife Marita Gulklett and other colleges, he has communicated his knowledge in a myriad of Faroese and foreign magazines. Besides birds, Jens-Kjeld has also studied countless other aspects in the Faroese nature, which he describes on his website.
|The board in Føroya fuglafrøðifelag (The Faroese Ornithological Union) 1987|
|From left: Hans Nielsen, Erik Mortensen, Bergur Olsen, Aksal Poulsen & Jens-Kjeld Jensen|
|JENS-KJELD RECEIVED THE ANNUAL MEDIA REWARD|
|29.09.2017 Jens-Kjeld got the annual “Miðlaheiðursløn” since he in an exemplary way fulfills the three requirements to get this price, which are:|
|- High-level dissemination to a wide audience,
- Contribution to increase the perception of research in society, as well
- catching and discouraging dissemination.
The jury consisted of a representative from the Faroese journalists board, a representative from the Faroese University and a representative from the Faroese Research Council - Jón Brian Hvidtfeldt, Anna Katrin Matras and Dagmar Joensen-Næs.
|Read more (Faroese text)|
Hear the speach (Faroese/Danish text)
|JENS-KJELD JENSEN DECLARED AS HONORARY DOCTOR ph.d.h.c|
|On May 20, 2015 the Faroese University "Fróðskaparsetur Føroya" celebrated its 50 years day. On this occasion 3 honorary doctors were nominated. Jens-Kjeld Jensen was one of them. Jens-Kjeld got the title for his great work regarding the nature in the Faroe Islands.|
|To assess Jens-Kjeld was Professor Emeritus Sven-Axel Bengtson, University of Lund, Professor Ulf Gärdenfors, Swedish University of Agricultural Science and Associate Professor Jostein Kjærandsen, University of Tromsø.|
|Hanus Kamban, Jens-Kjeld Jensen og Petur Jacob Sigvardsen|
|Petur Jacob Sigvardsen, Agnes Mols Mortensen og Hanus Kamban|
|Jens-Kjeld surrounded by gifts from the Faroese university, miscellaneous Faroese nature associations and acquaintances.|
|Lots of flowers|
|Socks and lilies from our neighbours|
|And a lot of Faroese food|
|M. A. JACOBSEN'S CULTURAL AWARD|
|On 20 September 2012, Jens-Kjeld Jensen received M. A. Jacobsen's annual cultural award for his great efforts for the Faroese nature in all its diversity.|
|JENS-KJELD WAS AMONG THE NOMINATED FOR THE NORDIC COUNCIL NATURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE FOR 2012|
|ENVIRONMENTAL FRIEND OF THE YEAR|
|12. May 2010 Tórshavn Council picked out Jens-Kjeld to be the Environmental friend of the year and handed him the price of a check of 10.000 kr.|
|At the gathering a member of the Council held this speach: "Jens-Kjeld has spent his whole life and put all his soul in his work with the Faroese wildlife and nature. Apart from doing a lot of scientific research he has been able to pass on his big knowledge to papers, scientific papers, television, tourists and other interested. He really deserves this path the shoulder".|
|See the presentation|
|MOTH NAMED AFTER JENS-KJELD|
|Rossafirvaldur Abromias assimilis jenskjeldi|
|In the early start of 2006 it was published, that an insect was named after Jens-Kjeld, and shortly after this wonderfull drawing was published in the FO magazine Dimmalætting.|
|JENS-KJELD GOT A DIPLOMA FROM DOF IN 2002|
|The speach - only available in Danish language|
|In 2002 Jens-Kjeld was awarded the honorary prize and a painting for all his effort for DOF (Danish Ornithological Society) and the birds - of course.|