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Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation

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First awarded  1991
Awarded for  outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment
Presented by  UNESCO and Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman
Official website  http://www.unesco.org/mab/prizes/sq.shtml

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.

Laureates

Source: UNESCO

  • 1991: 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)
  • References

    Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation Wikipedia


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