| outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment|
UNESCO and Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman
The Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation is a biennial award sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman "to afford recognition to outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment, consistent with the policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO, and in relation to the Organization's programmes in this field."
The award consists of a diploma and a grant of USD $70,000.00, which is financed by the interest on a USD $250,000.00 donation by Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.
Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation Wikipedia
Source: UNESCO1991: Instituto de Ecología, A.C. ( Mexico).
1993: Jan Jenik ( Czech Republic).
1995: Lake Malawi National Park ( Malawi).
1997: Department of Environmental Sciences, Alexandria University ( Egypt) and Forest Department ( Sri Lanka).
1999: Charles Darwin Foundation ( Ecuador)
2001: Chad Association of Volunteers for the Protection of the Environment ( Chad).
2003: Center for Ecology ( Venezuela) and Peter Johan Schei ( Norway).
2005: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority ( Australia) and Ernesto Enkerlin ( Mexico).
2007: Institute of Biodiversity Conservation ( Ethiopia) and Julius Oszlányi ( Slovakia).
2009: Autonomous Authority for National Parks (OAPN) ( Spain).
2011: Institute for Forest Research of Nigeria
2013: State Forests National Forest Holding of Poland ( Poland) and South Africa’s Endangered Wildlife Trust ( South Africa)
2015: Fabio A. Kalesnik, Horacio Sirolli and Luciano Iribarren of the Wetlands Ecology Research Group of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina ( Argentina)