Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nominations Open for 2012 Indianapolis Prize

Nominations for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation, will be accepted from now until 21 January 2011. The $100,000 biennial award is given to an individual animal conservationist who has made significant achievements in advancing sustainability of an animal species or group of species. It represents the largest individual monetary award for animal conservation in the world and is given as an unrestricted gift to the chosen recipient.

Save the Elephants founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton (pictured) is the 2010 recipient of the Indianapolis Prize. Dr. Douglas-Hamilton will receive $100,000 and the Lilly Medal at a gala ceremony presented by Cummins Inc. on 25 September 2010 at The Westin Hotel in Indianapolis.

Anyone can nominate a candidate for the Indianapolis Prize. To be accepted as nominees, individuals must have accomplished a personal achievement or series of achievements that have resulted in a demonstrable positive impact on a species or group of species that is likely to improve the species’ likelihood of long-term survival.

For complete guidelines and to learn more about the nominating process, send an e-mail to Once your request has been received, a nomination form with instructions may be sent by return e-mail if applicable.


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