Call For Applications: Future for Nature Awards 2024 for Nature Conservationists (€50,000 prize)

Call For Applications: Future for Nature Awards 2024 for Nature Conservationists (€50,000 prize)

Are you a young (between 18 to 35 years old) and dedicated nature conservationist committed to protecting wild species? Do you combine passion with action to create concrete results in nature conservation? Are you the future for nature? Apply for the Future for Nature Awards 2024.

The Future for Nature Award is a prestigious international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild species. The Future for Nature aims to:

  • Reward and fund individuals for their outstanding efforts in the protection of species of wild species.
  • Stimulate Award winners to sustain their dedicated work.
  • Help winners to raise their profile, extend their professional network and strengthen their funding basis.


  • The candidate:
    • Must be an individual, not an organization, program, or group of individuals.
    • Must be born on or after May 31, 1988 (Maximum age of 35 years old at the FFN Award event) and before August 28, 2005 (minimum age of 18 years old at the time of submitting your application).
    • Has achieved substantial and long-term benefits to the conservation status of one or more species.
    • Has demonstrated commitment, determination, and passion for conservation work.
    • Has demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurship, and a clear view of conservation work.
    • Has been creative and innovative in their work.
    • Has demonstrated to be honorable in the conservation work performed.
    • Must be determined to continue their 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 their 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 them.
  • The award should be used for the conservation of 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 winners each receive €50,000 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.
  • Winners will present their work at the Future for Nature Award event at Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The event will take place in April or May 2024. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Future for Nature Foundation.


Please Note: If you submit more than one application the last one will be evaluated.

Deadline: August 25, 2023

Click HERE To Apply


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