2014 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 9.18.07 AMOn the 8th September 2014, the MIDORI Prize released the three winners, who will receive their prize during the upcoming COP12 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in South Korea. Read more about the COP12 here.

The MIDORI Prize is to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional or local levels. Since 2012, the MIDORI Prize has been co-organized every 2 years with the CBD Secretariat, based on a memorandum of understanding signed by the CBD Secretariat and the AEON Environmental Foundation. The AEON Environmental Foundation is a Japanese Foundation that leads and supports a wide range of environmental conservation activities.

To promote such multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration, the MIDORI Prize is open to every stakeholder contributing to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the field of practical action, science, policy or public awareness.

2014 winners:

Kamal Bawa, India

Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana

Bibiana Vilá, Argentina

Read more about the 2014 winners here.

It is good to see that individuals are committed to promote the CBD objectives through their work and engagement. We need to continue working on this, we need to be more people committed as they are.

Let’s continue to work together to achieve these objectives and turn them as an asset for our organisations.