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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These are the Future For Nature winners of 2017 !

Preparations for the 10th Awards EVENT on 31th of March in Arnhem are in full progress. All winners of earlier years and the members of the International Selection Committee are invited to join us!

We would like to incredibly thank all of our nominees, who do such important work. You are all saving our planet, and Future For Nature is proud that you participated in our contest.

Three FFN-winners 2017

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Guest of Honour: King Willem-Alexander

Guest of Honour: King Willem-Alexander

King to attend Future For Nature Awards anniversary On 31 March 2017, the Future For Nature Awards will be presented at Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem. This ten-year anniversary edition of the ceremony will be attended by His Majesty the King. This year’s winners are Hana Ridha from Iraq, Shahriar Caesar Rahman from Bangladesh and..

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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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