National Geographic Society (NGS) 2017 Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation.

Application Deadline: January 30, 2017.

The National Geographic Society (NGS) is currently soliciting nominations for the 2017 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.

Award recipients are chosen from nominations submitted to the National Geographic Society. 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.

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 30, 2017.

The award will be presented at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2017 Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation

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  1. […] The annual National Geographic/Buffett Awards for Leadership in Conservation were established by the Society and The Howard G. Buffett Foundation to recognize and celebrate unsung heroes working in the field. Two awards are presented each year: one for achievement in Africa (established in 2002) and the other for achievement in Latin America (established in 2005). Recipients of these awards have demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing and protecting the natural resources in their regions and countries. In addition, they are each inspirational conservation advocates who serve as role models and mentors. […]

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