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Cheetahs in NE Iran
Mohammad Farhadinia (FFN winner of 2009) shared fantastic news with us. A large group of cheetahs have been spotted again in NE Iran, not far from Turkmenistan border.
A large family of Asiatic cheetahs has been photo-trapped. During an ongoing intensive monitoring of the cheetahs by means of camera traps in Miandasht Wildlife Refuge, the group was photographed, composing of an adult female “mom with three young adolescents. At least two adolescents are male, the third needs more investigation. The animals were recorded on several occasions while coming to water sources to drink.
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Movie FFN Awards 2013 released
The movie about the Future for Nature Awards 2013 is released last week. Take a look and enjoy the Future for Nature Awards 2013 one more time!
Curious about our winners? Watch these interviews!
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Research for FFN
Two teams of students from the Wageningen University (WUR) presented their results from the research they did for FFN today. One group did research on trend analyses in nature conservation. The other group did research on possibilities for learning networks for the group of nature conservationists. Results will be published soon.
Eight continuously patrol teams in Leuser, Indonesia
Rudi Putra (FFN winner 2013) protects the Sumatran rhino in the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia. Thanks to the 50.000 euro’s he won during the FFN Awards 2013, he has been able to maintain eight patrol teams in the Leuser Ecosystem. The teams protect the Sumatran rhino and his habitat. “It is really amazing for me, when I see the teams work well and continuously. Thanks FFN”, said Rudi in an email.
Malapascua Arts-Science Festival in the Philippines
Anna Oposa (FFN winner 2012) organised together with her organisation Save Philippine Seas (SPS) the Malapascua Arts-Science Festival from 8-11 April. The Festival brought together over 100 students, 10 youth volunteers, and 21 teachers to celebrate the marine environment through creative forms of learning. During the Festival the students had games and activities on marine-related concepts like the ecosystem, food chain and the marine protected areas instead of regular lectures.
In three months, SPS will return to Malapascua for monitoring and evaluation the activities. SPS has also begun mobilizing resources for the Arts-Science Festival ’14.
FFN congratulates Burgers’ Zoo!
Burgers’ Zoo, our main sponsor, celebrates her 100th anniversary. Today, a 100 years ago this fabulous zoo opened her doors for the very first time. Congratulations Burgers’ Zoo!
Application process FFN Award 2014
Do you want to apply for the Future for Nature Award 2014? More information about the application process will be available from June 2013 on this website.
FFN Award event 2013 huge success
Three talented young nature conservationists, Samia Saif (Bangladesh), Rudi H. Putra (Indonesia) and Lucy King (Kenya), received the Future for Nature Award 2013 in Burgers’ Zoo, the Netherlands, on Friday 22 February. They received the Award from our guest of honour Dr. Jane Goodall. Goodall also gave an inspiring speech for more than 500 visitors. It was a very successful event and we are looking forward to receiving three new winners for the Future for Nature Award 2014. We will open the new round in June.