The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016 – Monetary Prize of 100,000 USD

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016 – Monetary Prize of 100,000 USD

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016. The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is an international biennial prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It aims to raise public awareness about the importance of biodiversity and to contribute to the objectives of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011 – 2020.

The Prize honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional or local levels. Since 2012, the MIDORI Prize has been co-organized with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, based on a memorandum of understanding signed by the Secretariat of CBD and the Foundation.

Prize

The Prize is awarded every two years to three individuals who are each honored at a special award ceremony and who each receive:

  • A wooden plaque;
  • A commemorative gift and
  • A monetary prize of 100,000 US dollars.

Eligibility

  • Open to everyone contributing to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the field of practical action, science, policy or public awareness.
  • Candidates should
    • Have made outstanding achievements that greatly contribute to biodiversity;
    • Have the ability to influence future activities related to biodiversity;
    • Have conducted work which has impacts on various activities for biodiversity around the world.
  • Accomplishment will be assessed on its:
    • International contribution;
    • Contribution to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity;
    • Social contribution;
    • Long-term perspective and continuity;
    • Creativity and originality;
    • Civic mindedness and breadth of perspective;
    • Efficacy and influence.

Application Process

For more information, visit MIDORI Prize.

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