The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity established by the AEON Environmental Foundation in 2010 is a biennial international prize to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional or local levels.
The MIDORI Prize is awarded to three individuals, in principle. Each prize winner is awarded a certificate, a commemorative gift and a monetary prize of 100,000 US dollars.
The 2012 prize will be awarded at an Award Ceremony to be held in Hyderabad, India, in October 2012, in conjunction with the high-level segment of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP11). Following the Award Ceremony, the recipients will be invited to Tokyo to give lectures at the Winners’ Forum in October 2012.