Do you know someone whose dedication and leadership in conservation deserves to be recognized? If yes, then Nominations are open for 2017 Buffett Award for Leadership in Africa Conservation.

The National Geographic Society (NGS) is currently inviting applicants for its 2017 Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation.

The award includes a $25,000 grant.

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.

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.

Submission Process:

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.

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

Eligible Countries:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Luisa Arnedo at [email protected]

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