Future for Nature Award

Deadline: 15 September 2019
Open to: candidates from over the world
Awards: EUR 50,000


The Future for Nature Award is a prestigious international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species. The Award provides the winners international recognition, financial support and reinforced linkages to an international conservation network. 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; and

– Help winners to raise their profile, extend their professional network and strengthen their funding basis.


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.

How to apply?

For applying:

– Please check whether you have answered all questions (in English).

– Please submit your application by email to [email protected]

Note: Your application form must be submitted as an email attachment.

– Please also attach a copy of your passport or another identification document to verify your date of birth, do not add any other additional documentation.

– The subject of your email should read: SURNAME CANDIDATE – Candidate FFN Award 2020.

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.