The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards


Call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards 2015

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat has the pleasure of launching a call for nominations for the sixth edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards, which will be presented at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in June 2015. 

Three Awards will be given – each with the Evian Special Prize of US$10,000 kindly offered by the DANONE Group – in the following categories:

a) The Ramsar Convention Award for Wetland Wise Use
b) The Ramsar Convention Award for Wetland Innovation
c) The Ramsar Convention Award for Young Wetland Champions

Criteria and procedures
Nomination forms

The deadline for the receipt of nominations has been extended to 31 July 2014.

Clarification regarding eligibility to the Ramsar Convention Young Wetland Champion Award 
The target age-group for this Award was determined to be between 18 and 30 (upper limit at the time of the designation).  For practical reasons, it has been decided that nominations of individuals or groups where some individuals are under 18 will be accepted.  The upper limit of 30 at the time of nominations still stands.

The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award was established in 1996 by Resolution VI.18 of the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) in order to recognise and honour the contributions of individuals, organisations, and governments around the world towards promoting the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

The Award has been given five times so far on the occasion of meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2012). Information on these editions of the Ramsar Award and on the laureates is available at the bottom of this page.

Since its inception, the Award laureates have also received the Evian Special Prize, a cash prize of US$ 10,000, through the generosity of the DANONE Group (France).

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