The Ramsar Convention Secretariat is pleased to launch the call for nominations for the seventh edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards. The Awards will be presented at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in October 2018.
Three Awards will be granted, and each recipient will receive the Evian Special Prize of US$10,000 kindly offered by the DANONE Group. The Award categories are:
- The Ramsar Convention Award for Wetland Wise Use, rewarding a contribution to the long-term sustainable use of wetlands;
- The Ramsar Convention Award for Wetland Innovation, rewarding an innovative technique that contributes to the wise use of wetlands; and
- The Ramsar Convention Award for Young Wetland Champions, rewarding a young person or a group of young people between the ages of 18 and 30 who have contributed to the wise use of wetlands.
The Ramsar Secretariat invites nominations of suitable individuals, organizations or initiatives, and invites readers to disseminate this call widely within their network, so as to attract as many good nominations as possible.
Nomination forms and information on the criteria and procedures for the Awards are available on the Convention website at http://www.ramsar.org/activities/2018-awards. Information on previous editions can be found at http://www.ramsar.org/activity/the-ramsar-awards.
The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 30 September 2017.