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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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 2018

Adam Miller

Adam Miller (Missouri, USA, 27 years old) founded Planet Indonesia in 2014 with the aim to protect Red List species and restoring ecosystem functioning in Borneo. The organisation provides community-based services in business, education and women’s healthcare and already has 13.500 individuals actively engaged in this project! Adam has launched the first community-based smart patrols and marine patrols in Gunung Niut Nature Reserve and in the marine environments of West Kalimantan.

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Geraldine Werhahn

Geraldine Werhahn (Switzerland, 33 years old) is doing a Doctor of Philosophy with WildCRU at Oxford University on the Himalayan wolf, a species that is found in the high altitudes of the Himalayas and on the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan wolf presents an evolutionary unique and ancient wolf lineage that requires formal taxonomic description and conservation.

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Trang Nguyen

Trang Thi Thu Nguyen (Vietnam, 27 years old) is a PhD Candidate in Biodiversity Management, working on the impact of traditional Asian Medicine on African Wildlife, at the University of Kent, England. She started her career in conservation in 2003, as a volunteer at several conservation NGO’s. At the age of 17, she was nominated as one of the ‘50 most influential young people of Vietnam’. From 2014 onwards she specialized in traffic and illegal trade of Vietnam’s endangered animals, with a specific focus on bears and elephant ivory.

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Article: Patience Piece and Persian Leopards

Article: Patience Piece and Persian Leopards

Hana Ridha, FFN Award winner 2017, was recently visited by bioGraphic which resulted in an elaborate interview about Hana and her work for Nature Iraq, protecting the Persian Leopard in the midst of the turmoil that has enveloped Iraq. The interview highlights how the Iraq-Iran War influenced her work in becoming a conservationist, how she finds sanctuary in the mountains and how she works against all odds to set up an envisioned Peace Park.

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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.