«Prof. Dr. Jack D. Ives, born in Grimsby, England, in 1931, emigrated to Canada in 1954; geographer and teacher; played an eminent role in establishing the Mountain Chapter of Agenda 21, proving his long-standing and deep commitment to a sustainable development of the world’s mountain environments, to the protection of their fragile ecosystems, to preservation of their heritage, and to raising awareness of their global importance.
Jack Ives’ numerous scholarly papers and books, in particular his founding editorship of the journal «Mountain Research and Development» (1981–2000) reveal his impressive expertise and tireless efforts to enhance the knowledge and vision of students, scientists, and political leaders. The book «Mountains of the World: A global Priority», edited by Bruno Messerli and Jack Ives and intended for the eyes of the UN General Assembly, met with world-wide appraisal.»
Albert Mountain Award 2002