Each year, FFN awards three young, talented, and ambitious nature conservationists with the FFN Award. This award provides the winners with international recognition, €50,000 for their nature conservation work, and a warm welcome to the growing FFN Family!
Are you a young (between 18 to 35 years old) and dedicated nature conservationist committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants? Do you combine passion with action to create concrete results in nature conservation? Are you the future for nature? Apply for FFN Awards 2022!
The following criteria must be met to be eligible to apply and will be used in the selection procedure for the Future For Nature Award winners.
- The candidate:
- Must be born on or after the 31st May 1986 and before the 31st of May 2003.
- Has achieved substantial and long-term benefit to the conservation status of one or more animal or plant species.
- Has demonstrated commitment, determination, and passion for conservation work.
- Has demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurship, and a clear view on conservation work.
- Has been creative and innovative in his/her work.
- Has demonstrated to be honourable in the conservation work performed.
- Must be determined to continue his/her conservation work, as the Award aims to stimulate the winner’s future work. It is not an “end of career” prize.
- Is able to explain his/her conservation work in proficient English (written and spoken).
- The award should be used for a conservation initiative of the winner’s own choice and implemented by him/her.
- The award should be used for the conservation of animal or plant species. The conservation initiative can involve a component of (fundamental) research, but this should not be the main focus. The relevance of the proposed activities to species conservation and the practical impact should be made clear.
The Future For Nature Award is a prestigious international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species.
The Future For Nature aims to:
- Reward and fund individuals for their outstanding efforts in the protection of species of wild animals and plants
- Stimulate Award winners to sustain their dedicated work
- Help winners to raise their profile, extend their professional network and strengthen their funding basis
The winners each receive 50,000 euro and the prestigious FFN Award. The winners may spend the money at their own discretion in the service of nature conservation; after all, they know better than anyone where the money is most needed. Additionally, Future For Nature offers much more than one-off financial support.
- Winning the FFN Award gives the winners international recognition for their work and opens doors that were previously closed.
- FFN offers the winners a platform and brings their stories to the attention of conservationists, financiers and a wide audience, allowing them to increase their impact and gain more access to funds.
- We also give the (former) winners an extra stage via the Future For Nature Academy. This is an independently functioning committee, which is active in several Dutch cities for and by students with the aim of inspiring students to become active in nature conservation and to offer them resources such as lectures, networking and workshops.
- FFN is building a growing Family of (previous) winners, dedicated people who form a community of like-minded people. FFN offers them the opportunity to meet each other and continue to learn with each other in order to continue their fight for nature as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Application deadline is September 1, 2021.