2019 Future For Nature Awards for Nature Conservationists

Deadline: September 15, 2019.

Are you a passionate conservationist with unlimited dedication and willpower to protect species of wild animals and plants? Are you under 35 years old? Each year Future For Nature awards 3 young, talented, and ambitious nature conservationists through the Future For Nature Awards.



The candidate:

  • Should not be older than 35 years and no younger than 18 years on 30th April 2020.
  • Has achieved substantial and long-term benefit to the conservation status of one or more animal and/or plant species or for a specific population of one or more animal and/or plant species.
  • Has demonstrated commitment, determination and passion for conservation work.
  • Has demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurship in his/her conservation work.
  • Has been creative and innovative in his/her work.
  • Has demonstrated to be (cost) effective and integer in the conservation work performed.
  • Must be determined to continue his/her conservation work, as the Award aims to stimulate the winner’s future work. It is not an “end of career” prize.
  • Is proficient in English to be able to reach a large audience.
  • The award should be used for a conservation project of the winner’s own choice, initiated and implemented by him/her.
  • The focus of the project must be on conservation of species. The project can involve a component of (fundamental) research, but this should not be the main focus. The main focus should be conservation action with a practical impact.
  • Project descriptions should substantiate the relevance of the proposed activities to species conservation.



  • 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 May 2020.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Future For Nature Foundation.
  • In addition to the Award amount, all recipients receive a small Future For Nature sculpture,
  • Win the Future For Nature Award, €50,000, and join the growing FFN Winners community




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