The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards will be presented on 3 June 2015 in Punta del Este, Uruguay at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12).
This year, the Ramsar Awards are presented in three categories, Wetlands Wise Use, Innovation and Young Wetland Champions. On this occasion, the jury has also conferred a Merit Award to recognize three individuals' outstanding achievements in the wetlands community.
The three 2015 award winners will receive the Evian Special Prize, of US$10,000, generously donated by the DANONE Group, as part of the support to the Ramsar Convention from the ”DANONE-Evian Fund for Water”. They will also receive a beautiful photographic image from Charlie Waite, an internationally recognised landscape photographer. The merit award winners will receive a Limited Edition print from the celebrated artist Jeremy Houghton. At Ramsar we are delighted to be working with both of these highly-acclaimed artists.