The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

Application deadline: 15 June 2018
Website/nominate: The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

Description: The MIDORI Prize was established by the AEON Environmental Foundation in 2010 in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Foundation. This year was also the year of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity.

The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), honors three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

The engagement and collaboration of all relevant stakeholders, including citizens, governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, researchers and the private sector are essential to safeguard biodiversity. 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. 

Candidates are required to satisfy at least one of the following:

  • Have made outstanding achievements that greatly contribute to biodiversity (Achievement).

  • Have the ability to influence future activities related to biodiversity (Potential).

  • Have conducted work which has impacts on various activities for biodiversity around the world (Impact).

Accomplishments will be assessed on the following:

  • International contribution

  • Contribution to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

  • Social contribution

  • Long-term perspective and continuity

  • Creativity and originality

  • Openness for civil society

  • Efficacy and influence