HOT PRESS
Vol. 433 Nov., 7 2012
 
To pass on a rich heritage of biodiversity
The 2012 Midori Prize Winners
Award ceremony of the MIDORI Prize held in India, the host country of COP 11; Winners’ Forum held in Tokyo
In commemoration of the year 2010, when the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity was held in Nagoya, the Aeon Environmental Foundation in the same year established “The Midori Prize for Biodiversity”. The prize is to honor and support distinguished individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at a global, regional or local level.
In this, its second year, the biennial prize has been awarded to three winners by the Aeon Environmental Foundation in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. On October 17,the award ceremony was held in Hyderabad, India, in conjunction with the high-level segment of COP 11. At a later Winners’ Forum held on October 22 at the United Nations University in Tokyo, the three winners presented their works to a large audience and took part in a panel discussion.
Aeon will continue to conduct and support a variety of initiatives aimed at promoting public understanding of the importance of biodiversity.
  Award ceremony held in India on October 17 Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan (left), India’s Minister of Environment and Forests and President of COP 11, also attended the award ceremony.