It is only when people LOVE something that they will go out of their way to protect it. Our young award winners are the perfect embodiment of the love and, therefore, the hope for the future for nature.

Saba Douglas-Hamilton
Chairwoman of the Future For Nature International Selection Committee

In the end, it is that one individual, that one individual that has passion, that is determined that something should be done!

Sir David Attenborough
Guest of Honour at the 2009 Future For Nature Award event

Everywhere I go there are young people with shining eyes, wanting to tell me what they have been doing to make this a better world.

Dr Jane Goodall
Guest of Honour 2013 and Member of the Board of Recommendation

Nature has the power to change us But we have the power to make a difference, change our course and give a future for nature.

Ofir Drori
Guest of Honour at the 2016 Awards event and 2011 Award winner

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ABOUT FUTURE FOR NATURE

Future For Nature supports young, talented and ambitious conservationists committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants. The commitment of these individuals is what will make the difference for the future of nature. Through their leadership they inspire and mobilize communities, organizations, governments, investors and the public at large.

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Coming up: Nominees FFN Award Event 2018

Coming up: Nominees FFN Award Event 2018

We have not yet selected the nominees for the Award Event of Future For Nature 2018. Selection is in full process. We can’t wait to announce our nominees of 2018. Just wait a little longer: coming up soon!

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Award Winners 2017

Shahriar Caesar Rahman

Shahriar Caesar Rahman works in the remote Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, which is part of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot. In this hostile environment, entrenched in complex insurgent issues, he has conducted biodiversity surveys in the area which resulted in the most comprehensive wildlife survey done in the region. He discovered the critically endangered Arakan forest turtle and keeled box turtle for the first time in Bangladesh, as well as rediscovered populations of the largest tortoise in Asia: the Asian giant tortoise, which was thought to be extirpated from Bangladesh.

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Hana Ridha

Hana Ridha (Hana Raza) has spent the past seven years of her career as a woman conservationist working in the midst of the turmoil that has enveloped Iraq. She is fighting to keep the spirit of conservation alive and working to protect the natural beauties of Iraq when the cruelties of war have swept so many ideals away. Hana means to lay the groundwork for the conservation of the Persian leopard, which is the only remaining top predator roaming these mountains today.

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Farwiza Farhan

Farwiza Farhan (Far Wiza) works to promote the conservation of the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh, Indonesia. The Leuser Ecosystem is the last place in the world where several of the key Sundaland mega-fauna species can still be found together: the tiger, orangutan, elephant, and rhino. Motivated by her passion to protect critically endangered species under extreme threat in this area, Farwiza helped launch a legal case against a plantation concessionaire inside the Leuser Ecosystem.

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