The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards
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 has been bestowed in three categories on each occasion, and all of 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).