WCPA offers four awards:
- The Packard Award - Outstanding lifelong service to protected areas
- The Miller Award - Innovation in protected areas.
- The Pathfinder Award - innovation and excellence in protected and conserved area financing and resourcing
- The WCPA Chair Award - members of WCPA who have provided exceptional and dedicated leadership and service to the Commission
Kenton Miller Award for Innovation in National Parks and Protected Area Sustainability
The Kenton R. Miller Award will recognise individuals who have clearly demonstrated innovation in relation to protected areas. Specifically, it will recognise persons who have developed and applied innovative policies, scientific knowledge, technologies, field practice or governance that hold promise to significantly increase the potential for sustainability of protected areas with demonstrable impact at local, national, or international levels.
Fred Packard Award: Outstanding service to Protected Areas
The Fred Packard Award is named for the individual who served as Secretary to the Commission in the early years, especially during the early 1970's when the Commission was hardly alive.
The Packard Award is now presented by WCPA to individuals or groups to recognize outstanding service to protected areas. The award includes a certificate. Cash prizes are issued in certain circumstances. Nominations can be accepted for any individual (or group of individuals) who has carried out his/her duties in the service of protected areas above and beyond the call of duty.