Announcement of the Winners' Forum, The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2012

AEON Environmental Foundation has announced the winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2012 at the press conference held in Tokyo, Japan on September 20, 2012.  The year 2012 is the second time the MIDORI Prize is being awarded by the AEON Environmental Foundation in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The winners of the 2012 Prize are: Dr. Juan Carlos Castilla, Professor of Marine Ecology at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile; Dr. Rodrigo Gamez-Lobo, President of Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio) and; Dr. Vo Quy, Honorary President at the Center for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Studies (CRES), Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

The MIDORI Prize 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 winners will be awarded the Prize for their contribution to the promotion of “the Aichi Target” adopted at COP10 and “the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity” started in 2011, and the mainstreaming of biodiversity for many years.

The Prize will be awarded at a ceremony in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday 17 October 2012, which will be held in conjunction with the high-level segment of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity.  A Winners’ Forum will then be held in Tokyo, Japan on Monday 22 October 2012 at the U Thant Hall of the United Nations University.

The Winners’ Forum is currently inviting participants for this forum.

Application for the Winners’ Forum

Date: Monday, October 22, 2012 14:00-16:40
Venue: U Thant Hall of the United Nations University
     5-53-70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo