UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
Nominations for the 2013 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation are now closed.
The purpose of the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation is to afford recognition to outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment, consistent with the policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO, and in relation to the Organization’s programmes in this field, i.e. environmental and natural resources research, environmental education and training, creation of environmental awareness through the preparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas such as biosphere reserves and natural World Heritage sites.
The Prize is awarded every two years. As of 2013, the financial Prize reward is USD 70,000, a donation graciously made by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman.
The 2013 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation was awarded to the State Forests National Forest Holding of Poland and South Africa’s Endangered Wildlife Trust during the opening of the World Science Forum on 24 November in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.