2002 Awards

In 2002 the Awards recognized a private company in Australia, a government agency in India and a consortium of NGOs in Central Europe. The Ramsar Award was complemented by the Evian Special Prize, consisting of US$10,000 generously donated by the Danone Group (France), owner of Evian Mineral Waters, as part of a programme of support to the Ramsar Convention.

In addition to the three Ramsar Awards for 2002, a Recognition of Excellence was conferred upon two individuals whose distinguished service has significantly furthered the cause of wetland conservation and wise use.

Recognition of Excellence 2002

Dr Max Finlayson (Australia)

Recognition of Excellence 2002

Dr Monique Coulet, France

Award 1 2002

Banrock Station Wines, Australia

Award 2 2002

The Chilika Development Authority (India)

Award 3 2002

The NGO Trinational Initiative for the Morava-Dyje Floodplain, Daphne (Slovak Republic), Distelverein (Austria), Veronica (Czech Republic), WWF International-Danube Carpathian Programme