HOT PRESS
Vol.541 January 11, 2017

Preserve Diverse Ecosystem,And Sustain Green Earth Forever.

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity

Dr. Yury Darman Director, Amur Branch, WWF Russia (Russia)

Dr. Alfonso Aguirre-Muñoz Executive Director, Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, A.C. (Mexico)

Dr. Vandana Shiva Founder and Director, Navdanya (India)

On December 7, lectures and panel discussion were presented by the winners in the United Nations University (Tokyo).

Winners of “The Fourth MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity” were selected.Award ceremony was held in Mexico while winner’s forum was held in Tokyo.

AEON Environmental Foundation and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Canada) have selected the winners of “The Fourth MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity.” To coincide with the ministerial-level talks for the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13) held on December 2, 2016, an award ceremony and press conference were held in Cancun, Mexico. The winner’s forum was also held in Tokyo on the 7th of the same month, sending a message of importance of biodiversity to the world. The award is an international award held in alternate years rewarding individuals working on environmental activities to promote preservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity on a global stage. The award was founded to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the AEON Environmental Foundation in the same year when the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) was held in 2010 in Nagoya. This year, three winners were selected among 309 candidates from 77 countries by the Review Committee consisted of experts. Aeon continues to support those working on environmental activities actively to carry on irreplaceable beautiful earth to the next generation through this initiative.

The winners and Takuya Okada (third from the left), Chairman of AEON Environmental FoundationThe winners and Takuya Okada (third from the left), Chairman of AEON Environmental Foundation