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2014-01-30 04:21:03

Six Heroes Advance to Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World's Leading Award for Animal Conservation INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six exceptional conservationists have advanced as finalists for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, the finalists in the running for $250,000 include: Joel Berger, Ph.D.; Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; Carl...

2013-08-28 12:21:40

Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive...

First Snow Leopards Captured, Collared And Released In Afghanistan
2012-07-18 18:42:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online During a recent expedition two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting research. The team successfully captured and released the male snow leopards on May 27 and June 8 respectively. Each cat was weighed, measured, fitted with a Vectronix satellite collar, and DNA...

Pakistan's National Mammal Is Making A Comeback
2012-07-03 10:53:52

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor — a majestic wild goat species — is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts. WCS-led community surveys have revealed that markhor populations in northern Pakistan's Kargah region in Gilgit-Baltistan have increased from a low of approximately 40-50 individuals in 1991 to roughly 300 this year. These community surveys suggest that the total markhor population where WCS works in...

2012-03-20 06:21:47

INDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Six of animal conservation's best have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 29 outstanding nominees, the finalists are Steven C. Amstrup, Ph.D., Markus Borner, Ph.D., Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., Carl Jones, Ph.D., Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D. and Patricia Wright, Ph.D. These heroes of animal conservation were nominated by their peers and chosen...

2011-11-18 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine conservationists who have devoted their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The nominees' work spans the globe, representing a range of species and locale. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and select six finalists, who will be announced in the spring of 2012. The Prize Jury will then...

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2011-04-15 09:22:07

Census team led by Wildlife Conservation Society, ICCN braves insecurity of imperiled Kahuzi-Biega National Park A census team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Insitut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced some encouraging news from a region plagued by warfare and insecurity: a small population of Grauer's gorillas has not only survived, but also increased since the last census. The...

2010-06-03 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Relentless in his lifelong devotion to the elephants' survival, Save the Elephants founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Ph.D., has been named the 2010 recipient of the Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. In recognition for his lifetime achievements, Dr. Douglas-Hamilton will receive $100,000 and the Lilly Medal at a gala ceremony presented by Cummins Inc. on Sept. 25, 2010, at The Westin Hotel in Indianapolis. To view the...

2010-04-13 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The six finalists for the Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation, were announced today. Selected from a pool of 29 nominees, the finalists are Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D., Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Ph.D., Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., Laurie Marker, D.Phil., Carl Safina, Ph.D. and Amanda Vincent, Ph.D. These heroes of animal conservation were nominated by their peers and chosen for their outstanding achievements on behalf of...

2009-10-07 06:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine animal conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The nominees' work spans the globe, representing a range of species from insects to mammals, and includes amphibians, elephants, bats, wolves and sharks, among many others. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and...