Prize for Environmental Conservation

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The purpose of thé UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation is to afford récognition to outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations who hâve contributed to environmental and natural resources research, environmental éducation and training, création of environmental awareness through thé préparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas including in relation to sustainable tourism, such as Biosphère Réserves, natural World Héritage sites and UNESCO Global Geoparks. Thé objective of thé Prize is in conformity with UNESCO's policies and is related to thé Programme of thé Organization in thé field of environment, natural resources and éducation for sustainable development. 

The amounts deposited in thé Spécial Account shall be used to finance thé UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation and its operational and related costs.

Criterias

Candidates shall hâve made a significant contribution to thé management or conservation of thé environment, consistent with thé policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO, and in relation to thé Organization's programmes in this fleld, i.e. environmental and natural resources research, environmental éducation and training, création ofenvironmental awareness through thé préparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas, including in relation to sustainable tourism, such as Biosphère Resen/es, natural World hleritage sites and UNESCO Global Geoparks. Prizes may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.

The Jury shall send an assessment on nominations and accompanying recommendations to the Director-General of UNESCO no later than 30 September of thé year of thé award of thé Prize.

The Jury shall meet every 2 (two) years.  2019 Call for applications (closed). Application forms for the next round will be open in the Spring 2021.

 

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