This international annual award scheme celebrates outstanding achievements made by early career conservationists in protecting wild animal and plant species.
Future For Nature (FFN) is a Foundation based in the Netherlands that supports young, talented and ambitious conservationists committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants.
FFN runs an international annual award scheme, the Future For Nature Award, to celebrate tangible achievements made by early career conservationists in protecting wild animal and plant species. The award aims to:
- Reward and fund individuals for their outstanding efforts in the protection of species of wild animals and plants
- Stimulate award winners to sustain their dedicated work
- Help winners to raise their profile, extend their professional network and strengthen their funding basis
The award should be used for a conservation project of the winner’s own choice, and should be initiated and implemented by them. The focus of the project must be on the conservation of species.
The candidate should:
- Not be older than 35 years and no younger than 18 years (ie must be born on or after 31 May 1986 and before 31 May 2003)
- Have achieved substantial and long-term benefit to the conservation status of one or more animal and/or plant species
- Demonstrate commitment, determination and passion for conservation work
- Have demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurship in their conservation work
- Show evidence of creativity and innovation in their work
- Be determined to continue their work in conservation, as the award aims to stimulate the winner’s future work
- Be proficient in English to be able to reach a large audience
There is no restriction on nationality or location of the applicant. Any individual can apply, regardless of their formal position or affiliation to an organisation. However, the award is issued only on the basis of the achievements of the individual candidates, not on the basis of the achievements of the organisation they work for.
There are three €50,000 prizes for each award round. The €50,000 prize should be used towards a conservation project of the winner’s own choice. In addition to the financial prize, award winners can expect to gain international recognition and reinforced linkages to an international conservation network.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 1 September 2021.