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Win $10,000 towards your conservation efforts - The Pathfinder Award 2018

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Win $10,000 towards your conservation efforts - The Pathfinder Award 2018

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) as well as WildArk- A Movement for the Wild ( present the inaugural Pathfinder Award. This year’s award is organised in co-operation with the UNDP-Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) ( and the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet initiative (

The Pathfinder Award recognises outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by individuals, organisations or groups. The winner receives $10,000 cash grant, runner-up $2000, and up to three special commendations $1000 each as well as attendance at the Award ceremony in Egypt during the 2018 CBD COP14 in Egypt and other recognition.

The Award is launching on June 5th 2018 on World Environment Day. Other key dates:

  • Call for nominations open: June 5 | Nomination link:

  • Nominations close: August 15

  • Review of nominations: from opening to September 15

  • Winner announced: End of September

  • Award Ceremony in Egypt at CBD-COP 14: 17-29 November. 

13 June, 2018 - 19:30

Great initiative! Just shared it with IUCN-CEC and will write a blog about it. Can applications be submitted in languages other than English?

14 June, 2018 - 08:33