2016 National Geographic Society /Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation.

Nomination Deadline: January 22nd 2016
The National Geographic Society is currently soliciting nominations for the 2016 Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation.

Since 2002, the award has honored the unsung heroes of conservation, celebrating the recipient’s achievements and supporting ongoing work in conserving nature or culture in Africa. The award includes a $25,000 grant.

Past recipients of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award have conducted

Nomination Process:

  • Award recipients are chosen from nominations submitted to National Geographic.
  • After nominations are screened by advisors and other conservation experts, a selection of names is forwarded to the Howard G. Buffett Foundation for review.
  • Final selection is made by the National Geographic Society.

The award was established through a generous gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Mr. Buffett is a farmer, businessman, conservationist, and photographer. He serves on the NGS Council of Advisors and in 2007 was named Ambassador Against Hunger by the UN World Food Program.

How to Submit Nominations

  • To submit a nomination, please complete the online nomination form below, including a description of achievements that merit the award.
  • Be sure to include details about the nominee’s major conservation successes in the face of unique challenges. Nominations must be received no later than January 22, 2016.
  • You can also download a nomination form and email it to Dr. Catherine Workman at [email protected].
  • The award will be presented at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2016.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 National Geographic Society /Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation. 



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