The Future For Nature Award

Country: Variety of countries;

Deadline: 15.09.2019


The Future For Nature Award is a prestigious international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species.

The Future For Nature Award aims to:

  • Reward and fund individuals for their outstanding efforts in the protection of species of wild animals and plants
  • Stimulate Award winners to sustain their dedicated work
  • Help winners to raise their profile, extend their professional network and strengthen their funding basis

The Award provides the winners international recognition, financial support and reinforced linkages to an international conservation network.
In addition to the Award amount, all recipients receive a small Future For Nature sculpture,

The following criteria must be met to be eligible to apply and will be used in the selection procedure for the Future For Nature Award winners. The candidate:

– Must be born on or after the 30th April 1984 and before the 30th of April 2002;

– Has achieved a 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 and 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.

The award is EUR 50,000.