National Geographic Society/Buffett Awards

National Geographic Society/Buffett Awards

The National Geographic Society (NGS) is currently soliciting nominations for the 2017 Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation.

Since 2002, the award has honored the unsung heroes of conservation, celebrating the recipient’s achievements and supporting ongoing work in conserving nature or culture in Africa. The award includes a $25,000 grant.

Past recipients of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award have conducted conservation research on elephants and the bush-meat trade in Tanzania, worked to ensure that local communities in Ugandabenefit from conservation initiatives, developed sustainable agricultural practices for small farmers in Cameroon, and more.

Award recipients are chosen from nominations submitted to the National Geographic Society. After nominations are screened by advisors and other conservation experts, a selection of names is forwarded to the Howard G. Buffett Foundation for review. Final selection is made by the National Geographic Society.

The award was established through a generous gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Mr. Buffett is a farmer, businessman, conservationist, and photographer. He serves on the NGS Council of Advisors and in 2007 was named Ambassador Against Hunger by the UN World Food Program.

To submit a nomination, please complete the online nomination form below, including a description of achievements that merit the award. Be sure to include details about the nominee’s major conservation successes in the face of unique challenges. Nominations must be received no later than January 30, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Luisa Arnedo at conservationtrust@ngs.org.

The award will be presented at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2017.

Official Link: http://nationalgeographic.org/awards/buffett/2017-africa-nominations/

Deadline: 30 January, 2017