Call for application of Future For Nature for the Future For Nature Award 2018.
The Future for Nature Award 2018 aims to stimulate the new generation of nature conservation leaders by providing support to young, talented and ambitious conservationists committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants.
Individuals. Any individual can apply, regardless of their formal position or affiliation to an organization. However, the Award is issued only on the basis of the achievements of the individual candidates, not on the basis of the achievements of the organization they work for. We do acknowledge that the success of a team or an organization can be attributed to the achievement of a candidate.
The Award aims to provide both a reward for achievements and an incentive to continue species protection work. In this respect, “end of career” candidates will not be excluded, but the chances of becoming an Award winner are less.
The following solid criteria will be used in the Selection Procedure for the Future For Nature Award winners:
The candidate should not be older than 35 years on 30th April 2018, i.e. born after 30th April 1983.
The Future For Nature Award is awarded to individuals only, not to organizations.
The candidate has achieved substantial and long-term benefit to the conservation status of one or more animal and/or plant species or that of a specific population of one or more animal and/or plant species.
The candidate has demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurship in his/her conservation work.
The candidate has been creative and innovative in his/her work.
The main approaches in his/her work have proven to be cost-effective.
The candidate must be determined to continue his/her conservation work, as the Award aims to stimulate the winner’s future work and is not an “end of career” prize.
The prize should be used towards a conservation project of the winner’s own choice.
Winners will present their work at the Future For Nature Award event at Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The event will take place in March, April or May 2018. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Future For Nature Foundation.
Work related to the conservation and protection of endangered species (IUCN’s Red List) is given priority.
The cash prize should go towards the work of the winners for 100%. That is, Future For Nature will not allow administrative deductions to be made or claimed by mother organizations.
How to apply
Deadline: September 15, 2017
Application form should be Word processed (not a PDF) and must be submitted as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject of the email should read: SURNAME CANDIDATE – Candidate FFN Award 2018. For example if your name is Bill Jones: JONES – Candidate FFN Award 2018.