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

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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Award Winners 2019

Divya Karnad

Growing up along the coast, it was the sea that inspired Divya to dedicate her life to marine conservation. During her studies, Divya’s interest in marine ecology grew. It inspired her to set up a Young Women in Conservation programme, enabling 480 students to participate in local marine conservation. This was just the start of an impressive list of marine-conservation programmes she would create.

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Olivier Nsengimana

Olivier Nsengimana is a passionate young veterinarian who is dedicated to the conservation of Rwanda’s nature. After graduating top of his class at the Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Olivier worked as a field veterinarian with Gorilla doctors. In 2014, Olivier designed a project idea to save the endangered Grey Crowned Cranes in Rwanda and combat the illegal trade. A year later, Olivier founded the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association (RWCA).

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Fernanda Abra

During her undergraduate study in Biology, Fernanda developed an interest for the frequent accidents between mammals and vehicles. She is committed to reducing the huge impact of roads and traffic on Brazilian biodiversity ever since. Fernanda started working as a road ecologist researcher and practitioner in 2009, conducting original research and synthesizing existing data about the effects of roads on wildlife as well as the effectiveness of mitigation measures.

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Future For Nature Award Winners 2019!

Future For Nature Award Winners 2019!

On Friday, May 3, 2019, Fernanda Abra (Brazil), Olivier Nsengimana (Rwanda) and Divya Karnad (India) will receive this prestigious nature conservation prize and 50,000 euros per winner during the Future For Nature Awards Event at Royal Burgers’ Zoo. 

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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.