Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2024


by AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the aim to encourage positive action for biodiversity and inspire others by showcasing the notable work of those it honors, nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2024. The call for nominations remains open until 15 June 2024.

The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize co-organized by AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Established by AEON Environmental Foundation during the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, up to now, 19 individuals from 17 countries have received the prize.

The Prize will be awarded during the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the CBD to be held from 21 October to 1 November 2024 in Cali, Colombia, under the theme “Peace with nature”. To strengthen collaboration with the prizewinners, various initiatives to disseminate their activities are planned thereafter through to 2025, such as holding forums in the prizewinners’ countries of origin.

Nominations are accepted through the website of AEON Environmental Foundation.





Solicitation period:

15 April to 15 June, 2024


Individuals who have made outstanding achievements in the conservation, sustainable use, promotion, education, and sharing of biodiversity at a global, regional, or community level


AEON Environmental Foundation and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)

Nominal Support:

Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan,


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

No. of prizewinners:


Prize money:

100,000 US dollars each

Award ceremony:

Late October 2024 (to be held at the venue of COP 16)

Application method:

See the Foundation’s website at https://www.aeon.info/ef/en/


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For inquiries about this release:

Please contact

AEON Environmental Foundation

Mail: ef@aeon.info

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)

Mail: david.ainsworth@cbd.int


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